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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References in classic literature ?
"Way past high water mark," Captain Lynch remarked; "and I've been here eleven years." He looked at his watch.
The spot where we discovered the scarabaeus was on the coast of the main land, about a mile eastward of the island, and but a short distance above high water mark. Upon my taking hold of it, it gave me a sharp bite, which caused me to let it drop.
In the end, I Can't Imagine is a pleasant-enough listening experience; it's just not a high water mark in a discography filled with high water marks.
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."