Nicolas Amato, CFA, CAIA

Managing Director

Nicolas ("Nico") Amato is a managing director of Wilshire Associates and heads Wilshire Funds Management’s Alternative Portfolio Management Group. Mr. Amato has 20 years of industry experience and is responsible for the investment aspects of Wilshire Funds Management’s alternatives business, including portfolio construction, manager research, and investment research. Prior to joining Wilshire Associates, Mr. Amato was at Dorchester Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles–based alternative investments manager, from 2004 through 2014. At Dorchester Mr. Amato was responsible for managing the firm’s research and risk teams, communicating with existing and potential investors, and overseeing portfolios from a liquidity, risk, and portfolio management perspective. Mr. Amato started his career in 1998 at the Merrill Lynch office in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mr. Amato earned an economics licentiate degree, cum laude, from San Andres University (Buenos Aires), a masters in finance from CEMA University (Buenos Aires), and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles. Mr. Amato holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst designations.