Variable Interest Entities [

Variable Interest Entities [WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 5 and 6 of the text.
Write: Make sure your response addressing the following questions is more than 200 words and that you include a brief paraphrase or direct quote from the reading material where appropriate. Include proper in-text citations for each paraphrase or direct quote as shown in the UAGC Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
Discussion Question
As discussed in the text, variable interest entities affect thousands of business enterprises that now, as primary beneficiaries, consolidate entities that qualify as controlled variable interest entities (VIEs). Retrieve the annual reports of one or more of the following companies (or any others you may find) that consolidate VIEs:

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • General Electric
  • Allegheny Energy

Write a response that describes

  • The reasons for consolidation of the company’s VIE(s).
  • The effect of the consolidation of the VIE(s) on the company’s financial statements