Quick question to you guys, I'm not entirely sure I'm grabbing the concept of high water mark for mutual funds. So, if we consider the following example (to see if I understand); I'm an investor in a mutual fund. Assume that the mutual fund measures HWM on a quarterly basis. First question: Will the HWM in the first quarter be the highest point that the NAV reaches? Or will it be the NAV at the very end of quarter?
Now moving on to the second quarter. I've understood that if the highest point in the second quarter is lower than the highest of first, then I'm not supposed to pay any performance fees - but if the highest point in the second quarter is higher than the first, will this be the new HWM? Or must the value at the very end of the quarter be bigger than the first in order to be the new HWM?
As I understand it from Wikipedia, it seems like HWM is the absolute highest point during a measuring period - but finance isn't my strong side.