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--Region’s ‘Thriving Financial Services Marketplace is a Natural Strategic Fit’-SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 3, 2015 – 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.
Please visit http://www.wilshire.com/.
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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.