HAUPPAGE, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gemini Fund Services, LLC (Gemini), an engaged partner to independent advisors as a provider of comprehensive, pooled investment solutions, recently completed an independent audit in accordance with the global security certification standards outlined by the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 report ("ISO 27001"). Recognized as the highest security standard in the technology industry, the ISO 27001 certification verifies that an organization possesses the required internal controls to operate, monitor and maintain an information security management system ("ISMS") that meets international guidelines.
The International Organization for Standardization ("ISO") and the International Electrotechnical Commission ("IEC") established the certification criteria, which require a company to meet expectations in four areas of security management: risk assessment and acceptance criteria, asset identification and valuation, management and acceptance of these fields, and the ongoing enhancement of an overall security program. Gemini's management will conduct reviews with its ISO auditor on an annual basis.
"Gemini's achievement of the ISO 27001 certification marks the end of a long process of implementing internationally recognized security best practices to protect its customers and their clients," said Robert Eggebrecht, President of BEW Global, the firm that provided ISO 27001 advisory services for Gemini during the certification process. "This security designation sends a clear message that the sensitive client data Gemini's clients transmit through its channels remains private."
Gemini also completed an independent audit earlier this year verifying the firm's compliance with the accepted accounting guidelines outlined in the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization.
"Our team is dedicated to providing independent advisors with the highest level of systems security, reliability and overall stability across the entire Gemini platform," said Andrew Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Gemini. "We are pleased to be recognized for our work to ensure that our firm's infrastructure meets the high security standards set forth by the ISO and IEC."
The ISO 27001 certification applies to all of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC's subsidiaries and affiliates including Gemini, Northern Lights Distributors, LLC and Northern Lights Compliance Services, LLC.
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About Gemini Fund Services, LLC
Gemini Fund Services, LLC (www.geminifund.com) provides comprehensive, pooled investment solutions as an engaged partner to independent advisors. Gemini serves as a strategic partner and resource to advisors that want to bring their own, unique investment vehicles to market, such as mutual funds including managed futures and alternative funds, hedge funds, exchange-traded funds, funds on insurance platforms and more. As a full-service firm, Gemini provides the administration, accounting, and technology that advisors need in order to launch and market successful products. With over 30 years of experience creating and servicing funds, Gemini brings years of industry knowledge and insight to help advisors achieve the vision of their product and deliver the most extensive range of solutions to clients.
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