Wilshire Enhances Presence in Asia with Opening of Office in Suzhou, China

--Region’s ‘Thriving Financial Services Marketplace is a Natural Strategic Fit’--

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--()--Wilshire Associates Incorporated (Wilshire®) announced today the opening of an office in Suzhou, China, enhancing the global financial services company’s footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. The office complements the existing presence of Wilshire’s private equity business in Hong Kong, further strengthening the company’s ability to service its global investment technology and index solutions clients.

“The Asia-Pacific region represents an important market for us and we welcome the opportunity to increase our presence in China,” said John Hindman, president of Wilshire Associates. “We’re committed to providing exceptional service to a growing global client base, and China’s thriving financial services marketplace is a natural strategic fit for us.”

Wilshire will be hosting a Financial Cooperation Forum to commemorate the opening of the new Suzhou office on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Jinji Lake Grand Hotel located within the Suzhou Industrial Park. The event will feature presentations by Wilshire Suzhou key management, Wilshire Analytics president, Cecilia Loo, and officials from the Suzhou Industrial Park.

“There are many exciting opportunities for Wilshire throughout the region and our new office provides a key platform for us to work closely with local clients, businesses and universities,” said Cecilia Loo, president of Wilshire Analytics, the investment technology arm of Wilshire. “Our strong pioneering legacy positions us well to provide innovative investment technology and index solutions relevant to the Asia-Pacific market.”

About Wilshire Associates

Wilshire Associates, a leading global, independent investment consulting and services firm, provides consulting services, analytics solutions and customized investment products to plan sponsors, investment managers and financial intermediaries. Its business units include Wilshire Analytics, Wilshire Consulting, Wilshire Funds Management and Wilshire Private Markets.

The firm was founded in 1972, providing revolutionary technology and acting as an early innovator in the application of investment analytics and research to investment managers in the institutional marketplace. Wilshire also is credited with helping to develop the field of quantitative investment analysis that uses mathematical tools to analyze market risks. All other business units evolved from Wilshire’s strong analytics foundation. Wilshire developed the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index and became an early innovator in creating integrated asset/liability analysis/simulation models as well as practical models in risk budgeting through beta and active risk analysis. Wilshire has grown to a firm of more than 300 employees serving the needs of investors around the world.

Based in Santa Monica, California, Wilshire provides services to clients in more than 20 countries representing more than 500 organizations with assets totaling approximately US $7 trillion.* With eleven offices on four continents, Wilshire Associates and its affiliates are dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality counsel, products and services. Wilshire® and Wilshire 5000® are registered service marks of Wilshire Associates Incorporated. Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index℠, Wilshire US Micro-Cap Index, Wilshire US Large-Cap Value Index, Wilshire US Large-Cap Growth Index, Wilshire US Small-Cap Growth Index and Wilshire US Small-Cap Value Index℠, Wilshire US Real Estate Securities Index and Wilshire exUS Real Estate Securities Index℠ are service marks of Wilshire Associates Incorporated.

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**Client assets are as represented by Pensions and Investments, detailed in P&I’s “Largest Retirement Funds” and P&I’s “Largest Money Managers (U.S. institutional tax-exempt assets)” as of 9/30/13 and 12/31/13, and published 2/3/14 and 5/26/14, respectively.

Contacts

Wilshire Associates
Lisa Herbert
+1-310-899-5325 (O)
+1-310-728-5341 (C)
lherbert@wilshire.com

Contacts

Wilshire Associates
Lisa Herbert
+1-310-899-5325 (O)
+1-310-728-5341 (C)
lherbert@wilshire.com