The Federal Reserve Board engaged KPMG to audit the 2015 combined and individual financial statements of the Reserve Banks and Maiden Lane LLC. 
In 2015, KPMG also conducted audits of internal controls over financial reporting for each of the Reserve Banks. Fees for KPMG services totaled $6.7 million, of which $0.4 million was for the audit of Maiden Lane LLC. To ensure auditor independence, the Board requires that KPMG be independent in all matters relating to the audits. Specifically, KPMG may not perform services for the Reserve Banks or others that would place it in a position of auditing its own work, making management decisions on behalf of the Reserve Banks or in any other way impairing its audit independence. In 2015, the Bank did not engage KPMG for any non-audit services.
Below is the link to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s audited financial statements reflecting balances as of December 31, 2015, and income and expenses for 2015, Management’s Report on Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and the Independent Auditors’ Report.The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago — Financial Statements as of and for the Years Ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, Management’s Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and Independent Auditors’ Report
 In addition, KPMG audited the Office of Employee Benefits of the Federal Reserve System (OEB), the Retirement Plan for Employees of the Federal Reserve System (System Plan) and the Thrift Plan for Employees of the Federal Reserve System (Thrift Plan). The System Plan and the Thrift Plan provide retirement benefits to employees of the Board, the Federal Reserve Banks, the OEB and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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