SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wilshire Associates (“Wilshire”), a leading global, independent investment consulting, investment management and services firm, today announced the appointment of two senior investment professionals, Suehyun Kim and Rebekah Chow, to the team at Wilshire Funds Management.
These senior-level hires speak to Wilshire Funds Management’s commitment to investing in and attracting top talent in order to execute on its mission of delivering exceptional service and superior long-term investment performance to its clients.
Kim joins as Vice President of Wilshire Associates and Portfolio Manager at Wilshire Funds Management, based in Santa Monica. In this role, she will be responsible for creating multi-asset class, multi-manager investment solutions for financial intermediary clients. Chow joins as Senior Associate and a member of the manager research group at Wilshire Associates, based in Chicago. Her research will primarily focus on core, core plus and credit focused fixed income strategies.
“We are delighted to welcome both Suehyun and Rebekah to Wilshire Funds Management, each of whom boasts an impressive track record of leadership and expertise,” said Jason Schwarz, President of Wilshire Funds Management and Wilshire Analytics. “Their vast amount of industry experience will be invaluable as the business continues to grow and innovate to deliver high quality consulting and customized investment solutions to our expanding client base.”
Kim comes to Wilshire with more than 18 years of industry experience. She previously served as Investment Director at Cetera Financial Group and Head of Manager Research for Cetera Investment Management. Prior to this, Kim was an equity analyst and Director of Research at the Global Fund Group, LLC. Before relocating to Los Angeles, she spent over a decade in New York, working as a fundamental equity analyst on long-only and long/short strategies, first at Morgan Stanley Asset Management in domestic equity, then with Millgate Capital, a hedge fund focused on international investment.
Chow comes to Wilshire with almost two decades of industry experience. Prior to joining Wilshire Associates, Chow worked at Aon Hewitt as an investment analyst and was a senior member of the Investment Manager Research Group, focusing on fixed income managers. Before entering the consulting business, Chow spent a decade on the buy-side as a corporate credit analyst.
About Wilshire Associates
Wilshire Associates, a leading global financial services firm, provides consulting services, analytics solutions and customized investment solutions 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 approximately 270 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 approximately 500 organizations with assets totaling US $9 trillion (Client assets are as represented by Pensions & Investments (P&I), detailed in P&I’s “Largest Retirement Funds” and P&I’s “Largest Money Managers (U.S. institutional tax-exempt assets)” as of 9/30/17 and 12/31/17, and published 2/5/18 and 5/28/18, respectively). With ten offices worldwide, Wilshire Associates and its affiliates are dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality products and services. Wilshire® and Wilshire 5000® are registered service marks of Wilshire Associates Incorporated. Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index℠ is a service mark of Wilshire Associates Incorporated.
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