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What is Wilshire Associates?

Wilshire Associates

It’s an investment management firm that looks after the assets of institutional investors around the world, such as banks, insurance companies and hedge funds. As well as offering fund management, it also provides consulting services and analytical products.

Where have you heard about Wilshire Associates?

The firm is best known for the flagship Wilshire 5000, an index composed of all stocks actively traded in the US. Often called the 'total stock market index', it’s one of the broadest indices around.

What you need to know about Wilshire Associates.

Founded in 1972 by American engineer Dennis Tito, Wilshire was an early adopter of applying computer technology to investments. The company led the way in creating the first asset-liability model for pension funds in the 1970s, a decade before accounting firms began to employ the technology. Wilshire was also one of the first companies to produce investment management tools to create index funds and optimise portfolios.

Based in Santa Monica, California, Wilshire has offices throughout the US, as well as in London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Suzhou in China.

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