High Watermark

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High Watermark

The highest value of a benchmark over a certain period of time. High watermarks are mainly used to calculate bonuses for fund managers. That is, a manager may receive a bonus only if his investment decisions earn more than a certain percentage over the high watermark for a previous period.
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An advanced storage solution offers continuous disk journaling using point-in-time delta snapshots of a data disk that can be scheduled at specific time intervals or high water marks of new data changes.
If they are, it is one of the high water marks of the ethnic cleansing and political pogrom going on in Kosovo.
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Both of these figures represent high water marks for CMTC in a survey period.