Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Variable Interest Entities

Variable Interest Entities
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Variable Interest Entity [Line Items]  
Variable Interest Entities
A VIE is an entity that lacks sufficient equity to finance its activities without additional subordinated financial support from other parties, or whose equity holders lack the characteristics of a controlling financial interest. The Company sponsors private funds and other investment vehicles as general partner for the purpose of providing investment management services in exchange for management fees and performance-based fees. These private funds are established as limited partnerships or equivalent structures. Limited partners of the private funds do not have either substantive liquidation rights, or substantive
rights without cause, or substantive participating rights that could be exercised by a simple majority of limited partners or by a single limited partner. Accordingly, the absence of such rights, which represent voting rights in a limited partnership, results in the private funds being considered VIEs. The nature of the Company’s involvement with its sponsored funds comprises fee arrangements and equity interests. The fee arrangements are commensurate with the level of management services provided by the Company and contain terms and conditions that are customary to similar
fee arrangements.
The Company does not consolidate its sponsored private funds where it has insignificant direct equity interests or capital commitments to these funds as general partner. As the Company’s direct equity interests in its sponsored private funds as general partner absorb insignificant variability, the Company is considered to be acting in the capacity of an agent of these funds and is therefore not the primary beneficiary of these funds. The Company accounts for its equity interests in unconsolidated sponsored private funds under the equity method. Additionally, the Company has investments in funds sponsored by third parties that we do not consolidate as we are not the primary beneficiary. The Company’s maximum exposure to loss is limited to the carrying value of its investment in the unconsolidated private funds, totaling
$35.1 million and $16.0 million at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, included in investments on the combined balance sheets.
The Company combines certain VIEs for which it is the primary beneficiary. VIEs consist of certain operating entities not wholly owned by the Company and include Bridge Seniors Housing Fund Manager LLC, Bridge Debt Strategies Fund Manager LLC, Bridge Office Fund Manager LLC, Bridge Agency MBS Fund Manager LLC, and the Bridge GPs. The assets of the consolidated VIEs totaled $291.3 million and $244.3 million as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, while the liabilities of the combined VIEs totaled $63.5 million and $51.3 million as of same dates. The assets of the combined VIEs may only be used to settle obligations of the same VIE. In addition, there is no recourse to the Company for the combined VIEs’ liabilities.