Of all the perks bestowed on those selected as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partners this week, the most uncommon may be access to a private fund named for a street that stretches two blocks at the southern tip of Manhattan.

Goldman Sachs has brought back Bridge Street funds, which allow senior employees to invest alongside the bank in closely held companies without having to pay fees. First offered when the firm was a true partnership before going public in 1999, Bridge Street was restarted in 2011. This year’s fund raised more than $120 million from about half of the 400 partners.

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