balisage (de modèles comparables)

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Bus/Financial - Human Resources / Part of a report on international strategic talent
French term or phrase: balisage (de modèles comparables)
While there are many entries for "balisage" in the various Proz glossaries (mostly technical), I haven't yet found anything that accurately reflects the usage of this term in my document. It appears in a sub-heading as "Consultations et balisage" and later as "un balisage de modèles comparables" in the sense of steps taken as a lead-up to a study on current strategic talent needs in Canada. I was initially going to use something like "benchmarking" but in the second instance, it seems more like "identification of..." Any suggestions? Many thanks in advance!
Jennifer Strachan
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'Signposting' may be another option;

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marking to comparable models

Mark-to-Model refers to the practice of pricing a position or portfolio at prices determined by financial models, in contrast to allowing the market to determine the price. Often the use of models is necessary where a market for the financial product is not available, such as with complex financial instruments.

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Mark-to-Market (MTM)
What it is:
Mark-to-market (MTM) is an accounting method that records the value of an asset according to its current market price.

How it works (Example):
For example, the stocks you hold in your brokerage account are marked-to-market every day. At the closing bell, the price assigned to each of your stocks is the price that the larger market of buyers and sellers decided it would be at the end of the day. No other pricing information is included.

MTM is similarly used to price futures contracts, which is very important for investors who trade commodities with margin accounts.

Why it Matters:
Most agree that MTM pricing accurately reflects the true value of an asset. However, MTM can be problematic in times of uncertainty because the value of assets can vary wildly from second to second -- not because of changes in the underlying value of assets, but because buyers and sellers are surging in and out in unpredictable ways. It is important not to confuse mark-to-market with mark-to-management or mark-to-model

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Marking to market


Settling or reconciling changes in the value of futures contracts on a daily basis. Also refers to the practice of reporting the value of assets on a market rather than book value basis.

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