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We have put together definitions and analytical ratios relating to alternative investment industry.  We hope you find them useful.  These are not a comprehensive by any means but to provide a broad and general understanding of the terms.  Please email us if you would like to add any additional terms and definitions.


High water marks
A high water mark is often applied to a performance fee calculation. This means that the manager receives performance fees only on increases in the net asset value (NAV) of the fund in excess of the highest net asset value it has previously achieved. For example, if a fund were launched at a NAV per share of $100, which then rose to $120 in its first year, a performance fee would be payable on the $20 return for each share. If the next year it dropped to $110, no fee is payable. If in the third year the NAV per share rises to $130, a performance fee will be payable only on the $10 return from $120 (the high water mark) to $130, rather than on the full return during that year from $110 to $130. (wiki)

Hurdle Rates
Some managers specify a hurdle rate, signifying that they will not charge a performance fee until the fund's annualized performance exceeds a benchmark rate, such as T-Bill yield, LIBOR or a fixed percentage.[2] This links performance fees to the ability of the manager to provide a higher return than an alternative, usually lower risk, investment.

With a "soft" hurdle, a performance fee is charged on the entire annualized return if the hurdle rate is cleared. With a "hard" hurdle, a performance fee is only charged on returns above the hurdle rate. (wiki)

Accredited Investor
An accredited investor is an individual who can enter into a hedge fund due to his or her financial standing. An investor is considered accredited if he or she meets any of the following criteria:

  • Has a net worth of more than $1million, owned alone or jointly with a spouse
  • Has earned $200,000 in each of the past two years
  • Has earned $300,000 in each of the past two years when combined with a spouse
  • Has a reasonable expectation of making the same amount in the future