Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions Related Party Transactions
The following summary provides disclosure of the material transactions with affiliates of the Company.
In accordance with the Management Agreement between the Company and PRCM Advisers dated as of October 28, 2009 and subsequently amended, the Company incurred $14.6 million and $12.1 million as a management fee to PRCM Advisers for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, which represents approximately 1.5% of stockholders’ equity on an annualized basis as defined by the Management Agreement. For purposes of calculating the management fee, stockholders’ equity is adjusted as discussed below, and to exclude the consolidated stockholders’ equity of Granite Point and its subsidiaries previously included in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet and any common stock repurchases, as well as any unrealized gains, losses or other items that do not affect realized net loss, among other adjustments, in accordance with the Management Agreement. In connection with the acquisition of CYS on July 31, 2018, the Management Agreement was amended to reduce PRCM Advisers’ base management fee with respect to the additional equity under management resulting from the merger to 0.75% from the effective time through the first anniversary of the effective time. Effective July 31, 2019, the management fee reduction on the equity acquired in the CYS transaction expired.
In addition, the Company reimbursed PRCM Advisers for direct and allocated costs incurred by PRCM Advisers on behalf of the Company. These direct and allocated costs totaled approximately $11.7 million and $13.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Company will continue to have certain costs allocated to it by PRCM Advisers for compensation, data services, technology and certain office lease payments, however, the Company has direct relationships with most of its third party vendors and pays those expenses directly.
The Company recognized $2.3 million and $1.9 million of compensation during the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 respectively, related to restricted common stock issued to employees of PRCM Advisers and the Company’s independent directors pursuant to the Plan. See Note 17 - Equity Incentive Plan for additional information.