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Commentaries, white papers, and news items are listed here as they become available. To view and sort by date or category, please visit the Wilshire Advisor Solutions Knowledge Center. For media inquiries pertaining to Wilshire Associates, please contact our corporate headquarters at 1-310-451-3051.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

» Investment Strategy Update, February 2018
Alternatives, Commentary

Positioning for Value: Global equity markets and risky assets alike surged higher in 2017 as earnings recovered, realized and implied market volatility tumbled to near-historic lows, and momentum and positive sentiment continue to propel valuations higher. Markets are very enthusiastic about the new U.S. administration’s execution on tax reform, which may help extend the rally in risk assets even further, provided that monetary conditions do not tighten too quickly. Therefore, our analysis continues to focus on the fundamentals of the macroeconomic landscape while considering how fundamentals may change in response to the recent policy actions. We maintained an overweight to government bond exposure through the second half of 2017 to offset additional equity risk in our portfolios. We have also been largely overweight to non-U.S. equities, benefiting from cheaper valuations and economic momentum abroad, along with a significantly weaker U.S. dollar which served as a tailwind for foreign equity exposure.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

» Investment Strategy Update, October 2017
Alternatives, Commentary

Staying the Course: Global equity markets and risky assets alike have surged higher year-to-date in 2017 as earnings recovered, realized and implied market volatility tumbled to near-historic lows, and momentum and positive sentiment continue to propel valuations higher. Markets are once again pricing some additional enthusiasm about the new U.S. administration’s ability to execute on its policy agenda of lighter regulation and looser fiscal policy, however there remains significant uncertainty regarding actual policy implementation. Therefore, our analysis continues to focus on the fundamentals of the macroeconomic landscape while considering how such fundamentals may change in response to policy actions. ...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

» Investment Strategy Update, July 2017
Alternatives, Commentary

Positioning for Relative Opportunities: Global equity markets continued to climb higher in the first half of 2017 as earnings recovered, and momentum and positive sentiment helped markets shrug off concerns regarding the new U.S. administration’s ability to execute on its policy agenda of lighter regulation and looser fiscal policy. We expressed our concern in our last letter that there remains significant uncertainty regarding actual policy implementation, noting that our analysis continues to focus on the fundamentals of the macroeconomic landscape, while considering how such fundamentals may change in response to policy actions. ...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

» Translating Institutional Expertise into Individual Investor Solutions: Enhancing Portfolio Solutions with Alternative Investment Strategies
Alternatives, White Papers, Diversification, White Papers

Diversification has long been the mantra of advisors to individual and institutional investors alike. Yet, to the dismay of modern portfolio theory practitioners, finding sources of diversification has become increasingly challenging. This paper is intended to provide clarity to those who may have limited knowledge of the topic and to offer an overview of Wilshire Funds Management’s approach to employing these funds in portfolio solutions.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

» Diversified Liquid Alternative Solutions
Alternatives, Video

Until recently, alternative investments were typically only available to institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals because of high investment minimums and stringent investor qualifications. Post 2008, however, we have witnessed a meaningful increase in alternative investment product offerings in the open-end mutual fund universe.

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