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Benchmark

An index or other measure against which the performance of an investment company is compared or its objectives are set.

An index or other measure against which the performance of an investment company is compared or its objectives are set.

For example, a UK-invested investment company might have the FTSE All-Share Index as a benchmark and an objective to outperform this. The annual report and accounts will normally include an explanation of how the company has performed against its benchmark over the year and the reasons for any under or over performance.

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