is effective from July 31, 2021 through December 31, 2022. The Adviser has also voluntarily waived its right to receive income incentive fees that would result from the Corporation’s investments in GACP II LP and WhiteHawk III Onshore Fund LP.
For the year ended December 31, 2021, the Corporation incurred income incentive fees of $9,849,491 of which $7,517,959 was waived by the Advisor. As of December 31, 2021, income incentive fees of $599,686 were unpaid.
GAAP Incentive Fee on Cumulative Unrealized Capital Appreciation
The Corporation accrues, but does not pay, a portion of the incentive fee based on capital gains with respect to net unrealized appreciation. Under GAAP, the Corporation is required to accrue an incentive fee based on capital gains that includes net realized capital gains and losses and net unrealized capital appreciation and depreciation on investments held at the end of each period. In calculating the accrual for the incentive fee based on capital gains, the Corporation considers the cumulative aggregate unrealized capital appreciation in the calculation, since an incentive fee based on capital gains would be payable if such unrealized capital appreciation were realized, even though such unrealized capital appreciation is not permitted to be considered in calculating the fee payable under the Investment Advisory Agreement. This accrual is calculated using the aggregate cumulative realized capital gains and losses and aggregate cumulative unrealized capital appreciation or depreciation. If such amount is positive at the end of a period, then the Corporation records a capital gains incentive fee equal to 17.5% (effective February 3, 2020) of such amount, minus the aggregate amount of actual incentive fees based on capital gains paid in all prior periods. If such amount is negative, then there is no accrual for such period. There can be no assurance that such unrealized capital appreciation will be realized in the future.
For the year ended December 31, 2021, the Corporation recorded capital gains incentive fees on unrealized capital appreciation of $6,324,241, of which $6,324,241 was accrued and unpaid at December 31, 2021.
Under the Investment Advisory Agreement, the Advisor has not assumed any responsibility to the Corporation other than to render the services called for under that agreement. It will not be responsible for any action of the Board in following or declining to follow the Advisor’s advice or recommendations. Under the Investment Advisory Agreement, the Advisor, its officers, managers, partners, agents, employees, controlling persons, members and any other person or entity affiliated with the Advisor, including, without limitation, its general partner and the Administrator, and any person controlling or controlled by the Advisor will not be liable to the Corporation, any subsidiary of the Corporation, the Directors, stockholders or any subsidiary’s stockholders or partners for acts or omissions performed in accordance with and pursuant to the Investment Advisory Agreement, except those resulting from acts constituting gross negligence, willful misfeasance, bad faith or reckless disregard of the duties that the Advisor owes to the Corporation under the Investment Advisory Agreement. In addition, as part of the Investment Advisory Agreement, the Corporation has agreed to indemnify the Advisor and each of its officers, managers, partners, agents, employees, controlling persons, members and any other person or entity affiliated with the Advisor, including, without limitation, its general partner and the Administrator, from and against any claims or liabilities, including reasonable legal fees and other expenses reasonably incurred, arising out of or in connection with the Corporation’s business and operations or any action taken or omitted on the Corporation’s behalf pursuant to authority granted by the Investment Advisory Agreement, except where attributable to gross negligence, willful misfeasance, bad faith or reckless disregard of such person’s duties under the Investment Advisory Agreement. These protections may lead the Advisor to act in a riskier manner when acting on the Corporation’s behalf than it would when acting for its own account.
U.S. federal and state securities laws may impose liability under certain circumstances on persons who act in good faith. Nothing in the Investment Advisory Agreement will constitute a waiver or limitation of any rights that the Corporation may have under any applicable.
On June 2, 2015, the Corporation entered into the administration agreement with the Administrator, as amended and restated on February 1, 2020 (the “Administration Agreement”). Under the terms of the Administration Agreement, the Administrator provides administrative services. These services include providing office space, equipment and office services, maintaining financial records, preparing reports to stockholders and reports filed with the SEC, and managing the payment of expenses and the performance of administrative and professional services rendered by