Wilshire utilizes tested and proven investment theory and practices, enabling us to recommend practical solutions for our clients.
Wilshire produces insightful, independent research focused on addressing the investment challenges and opportunities facing our clients.
Wilshire provides innovative investment technology tools to hundreds of institutions, investment managers and plan sponsors worldwide.
Established in 1981, Wilshire Consulting provides customized consulting and investment solutions, including outsourced-CIO (OCIO) services. Through its investment consulting services to public and corporate clients, Wilshire Consulting assists in ensuring secure and safe retirements for millions Americans including those participating in some of the nation’s largest public and corporate retirement plans. Combined with our endowment, foundation and major insurance company clients, we consult on combined total assets of nearly $1 trillion. Wilshire consultants provide strategic advice on asset allocation, risk management, investment policy development, asset class structuring, investment manager evaluation and monitoring.
Wilshire Consulting’s client base includes more than 107 corporate and public defined contribution and defined benefit pension funds, foundations, endowments, healthcare, and insurance companies.
We also provide discretionary consulting services, tailored to each client’s unique objectives and risk tolerances.
We distinguish our investment consulting services from those of our competitors based on the experience of our consultants, our proprietary investment technology, culture of risk management and our investment research. In addition, we are also characterized by our unique service delivery model.
Wilshire's consultants have diverse backgrounds with experience in the investment management, plan sponsor, and custody businesses. Our senior consultants provide client service through a dedicated team structure, with specialized support provided by departments within Wilshire Consulting. Wilshire’s senior consulting staff averages over 15 years at Wilshire and 23 years with the industry. Moreover, 85% have post-graduate degrees and 69% hold the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Wilshire has been building commercial investment analytics for 40 years and earned a leadership position in the industry by consistently delivering innovative investment research and services to the institutional market. Our clients trust Wilshire to transform complex theory into practical applications.
Wilshire Consulting’s expertise in building risk models helps us understand the benefits and limitations inherent in many common approaches fund sponsors use to make investment decisions. We are able to manage the transition from theory to practice, with the goal of helping clients manage, rather than eliminate, risk. Wilshire advises clients on the best ways to implement a culture of risk accountability.
Investing requires the union of both art and science. Accordingly, Wilshire relies on a combination of independent research, performed by a dedicated research team, along with client-driven advocacy through consultant involvement in the research process. We’re known for the depth and breadth of our research topics as well as our thoughtful recommendations.
We believe that each client is unique, with an individual set of investment challenges. To meet those challenges, Wilshire combines two prominent service models in investment consulting today - centralized resources and dedicated client service. This gives each client the personalized attention available through a smaller firm, as well as the resources of a large firm.
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