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  Market Insights: We Have Been Expecting Volatility—This is How We Have Been Preparing for It

In response to recent volatility in global securities markets, we are writing to provide you with our perspective and keep you apprised of our outlook and current positioning in this environment. Although this type of market volatility feels unusual and concerning, it’s important to remind investors that we’ve been here before—as recent as February of this year, and as often as 7 of the past 10 years (2016, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008). 

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  Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Gains 0.13% in September

SANTA MONICA, Calif., October 11, 2018 – The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.13% in September, outperforming the -0.69% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index family is a joint offering between Wilshire Funds Management, the global investment management business unit of Wilshire Associates Incorporated, and Wilshire Analytics, creator of the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index.

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Third Quarter 2018 Market Commentary

The third quarter began with very strong corporate earnings reports and the vast majority of public companies beating consensus earnings estimates. Operating earnings on S&P 500 companies were up 8% during the first quarter of 2018 and showed 6% growth during the second quarter. Economic data continues to be strong, including the largest increase in real GDP in four years at 4.2%.

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  August 2018 Monthly Market Commentary

Domestic equity markets were positive in August as the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM and the S&P 500 Index returned 3.51% and 3.26%, respectively. Market volatility increased slightly as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) ended the month at 12.86, an increase from its July close of 12.83.

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  Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index Gains in July 2018

SANTA MONICA, CA, AUGUST 13, 2018—The Wilshire Liquid Alternative IndexSM, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.71% in July, outperforming the -0.15% monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index family is a joint offering between Wilshire Funds Management, the global investment management business unit of Wilshire Associates Incorporated, and Wilshire Analytics, creator of the Wilshire 5000 Total Market IndexSM

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  Investment Strategy Update, August 2018

Shortening Duration and Seeking Opportunity in Value, International: This quarter, we are remaining overweight to foreign equities, which we reduced early in the second quarter due to concerns about the headwinds of dollar strength, and slowing business momentum overseas. We remain consistent in our slightly cautious risk posture, favoring government bonds in our fixed income allocation and value in our equity allocation.

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