Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios

The Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios are a suite of five risk-based, strategic asset allocation portfolios investing exclusively in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Wilshire’s strategic asset allocation process is used to position each portfolio at a distinct point on the efficient frontier consistent with its associated risk and return expectations. Our intention is to manage the portfolios with tight risk controls, seeking to maintain risk levels associated with each portfolio at inception consistent over time. Each of the Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios provide exposure to distinct asset classes based on the risk profile of the investor.

  • In employing ETFs, Wilshire keeps a close eye on costs. The Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios offer access to a highly diversified range of asset classes with reasonable fund fees. Wilshire’s established reputation in asset allocation, investment research, and asset class risk and return forecasting make these portfolios an ideal solution for advisors seeking highly diversified, low cost asset allocation solutions for their clients.

 
 

*Inception date: January 1, 2008
**Conservative Custom Benchmark: 75% Bloomberg Barclays Capital U.S. Universal Index, 19% Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, 4% MSCI ACWI ex U.S. Index, 2% Wilshire Global Real Estate Securities Index.

Information Regarding Performance Data
The performance results above should be reviewed in the context of the markets applicable to the investment strategies noted. All returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Performance results are based on model portfolios maintained by Wilshire Funds Management (WFM). The models have been maintained in such a way as to record transactions at the same time they occur in actual client accounts in an attempt to approximate client returns as closely as possible. However, there are certain limitations in model performance as the model results may not completely represent the actual trading of securities in a client account. The results reflect reinvestment of all dividends and interest. Performance results reflect the deduction of the maximum Strategist Fee of 0.25% that WFM charges for the Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios. However, actual client results will be lower based on the imposition of platform fees, advisory fees and custodial fees by third-party firms. As with all investments, there is no guarantee that the investment strategy will be successful and investors should be aware that investments can lose money, including principal, so that an investor could end up with less money than was invested. Past performance does not guarantee future returns, and processes used may not achieve the desired results.

 

*Inception date: January 1, 2008
**Moderate Conservative Custom Benchmark: 60% Bloomberg Barclays Capital U.S. Universal Index, 28% Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, 11% MSCI ACWI ex U.S. Index, 1% Wilshire Global Real Estate Securities Index.

Information Regarding Performance Data
The performance results above should be reviewed in the context of the markets applicable to the investment strategies noted. All returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Performance results are based on model portfolios maintained by Wilshire Funds Management (WFM). The models have been maintained in such a way as to record transactions at the same time they occur in actual client accounts in an attempt to approximate client returns as closely as possible. However, there are certain limitations in model performance as the model results may not completely represent the actual trading of securities in a client account. The results reflect reinvestment of all dividends and interest. Performance results reflect the deduction of the maximum Strategist Fee of 0.25% that WFM charges for the Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios. However, actual client results will be lower based on the imposition of platform fees, advisory fees and custodial fees by third-party firms. As with all investments, there is no guarantee that the investment strategy will be successful and investors should be aware that investments can lose money, including principal, so that an investor could end up with less money than was invested. Past performance does not guarantee future returns, and processes used may not achieve the desired results.

 

*Inception date: January 1, 2008
**Moderate Custom Benchmark: 45% Bloomberg Barclays Capital U.S. Universal Index, 34% Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, 18% MSCI ACWI ex U.S. Index, 3% Wilshire Global Real Estate Securities Index.

Information Regarding Performance Data
The performance results above should be reviewed in the context of the markets applicable to the investment strategies noted. All returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Performance results are based on model portfolios maintained by Wilshire Funds Management (WFM). The models have been maintained in such a way as to record transactions at the same time they occur in actual client accounts in an attempt to approximate client returns as closely as possible. However, there are certain limitations in model performance as the model results may not completely represent the actual trading of securities in a client account. The results reflect reinvestment of all dividends and interest. Performance results reflect the deduction of the maximum Strategist Fee of 0.25% that WFM charges for the Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios. However, actual client results will be lower based on the imposition of platform fees, advisory fees and custodial fees by third-party firms. As with all investments, there is no guarantee that the investment strategy will be successful and investors should be aware that investments can lose money, including principal, so that an investor could end up with less money than was invested. Past performance does not guarantee future returns, and processes used may not achieve the desired results.

 

*Inception date: January 1, 2008
**Moderate Growth Custom Benchmark: 30% Bloomberg Barclays Capital U.S. Universal Index, 41% Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, 25% MSCI ACWI ex U.S. Index, 4% Wilshire Global Real Estate Securities Index.

Information Regarding Performance Data
The performance results above should be reviewed in the context of the markets applicable to the investment strategies noted. All returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Performance results are based on model portfolios maintained by Wilshire Funds Management (WFM). The models have been maintained in such a way as to record transactions at the same time they occur in actual client accounts in an attempt to approximate client returns as closely as possible. However, there are certain limitations in model performance as the model results may not completely represent the actual trading of securities in a client account. The results reflect reinvestment of all dividends and interest. Performance results reflect the deduction of the maximum Strategist Fee of 0.25% that WFM charges for the Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios. However, actual client results will be lower based on the imposition of platform fees, advisory fees and custodial fees by third-party firms. As with all investments, there is no guarantee that the investment strategy will be successful and investors should be aware that investments can lose money, including principal, so that an investor could end up with less money than was invested. Past performance does not guarantee future returns, and processes used may not achieve the desired results.

 

*Inception date: January 1, 2008
**Growth Custom Benchmark: 15% Bloomberg Barclays Capital U.S. Universal Index, 48% Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, 31% MSCI ACWI ex U.S. Index, 6% Wilshire Global Real Estate Securities Index.

Information Regarding Performance Data
The performance results above should be reviewed in the context of the markets applicable to the investment strategies noted. All returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. Performance results are based on model portfolios maintained by Wilshire Funds Management (WFM). The models have been maintained in such a way as to record transactions at the same time they occur in actual client accounts in an attempt to approximate client returns as closely as possible. However, there are certain limitations in model performance as the model results may not completely represent the actual trading of securities in a client account. The results reflect reinvestment of all dividends and interest. Performance results reflect the deduction of the maximum Strategist Fee of 0.25% that WFM charges for the Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios. However, actual client results will be lower based on the imposition of platform fees, advisory fees and custodial fees by third-party firms. As with all investments, there is no guarantee that the investment strategy will be successful and investors should be aware that investments can lose money, including principal, so that an investor could end up with less money than was invested. Past performance does not guarantee future returns, and processes used may not achieve the desired results.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The graph above charts the Wilshire Global ETF Allocation Portfolios from least risk/return potential (far left) to greatest risk/return potential (far right). Diversification and asset allocation do not guarantee a profit, nor do they protect against loss, including the loss of principal.



    Ticker Category
U.S. Equity Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO Large Blend
  Vanguard Extended Market ETF VXF Small/Mid Cap Blend
International Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF VEA Foreign Large Blend
  Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF VWO Diversified Emerging Mkts
Fixed Income Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF BND Intermediate Term Bond
  Vanguard Intermediate Term Corp Bond ETF VCIT Intermediate Term Bond
  Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCSH Short-Term Bond
  Vanguard Total International Bond ETF BNDX Non U.S. Bond
  PowerShares Senior Loan ETF BKLN Bank Loan
  SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond JNK High Yield
  Federated Auto Cash Mgt ACMXX Cash/Cash Equivalents
Real Assets Vanguard REIT Index ETF VNQ Real Estate
  Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF VNQI Global Real Estate
 

 

Important Information
This material is for information purposes only. WFM is a business unit of Wilshire Associates. WFM delivers Wilshire Advisor Solutions, which include models designed to provide a broad range of outcome-oriented investment portfolios for advisors to use with their clients. 

Investments in equities are subject to market risk so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Security prices can fluctuate significantly in the short term or over extended periods of time. These price fluctuations may result from factors affecting individual companies, industries, or the securities market as a whole. Investments in small-cap stocks may be subject to a higher degree of market risk than large-cap stocks, or more established companies’ securities. Furthermore, the illiquidity of the small-cap market may adversely affect the value of an investment. Investments in bonds are subject to interest rate, inflation, credit, currency and sovereign risks. Investments in high-yield bonds are subject to greater credit risk and price fluctuations than higher-quality issues. Investments in international securities involve additional risks including currency rate fluctuations, political and economic instability, differences in financial reporting standards, and less stringent regulation of securities markets. 

Risks of investing in real estate securities are similar to those associated with direct investments in real estate, including lack of liquidity, limited diversification, sensitivity to certain economic factors such as interest rate changes and market recessions, and falling property values due to increasing vacancies or declining rents resulting from economic, legal, political or technological developments. An alternative investments strategy is subject to a number of risks and is not suitable for all investors. Investing in alternative investments is only intended for experienced and sophisticated investors who are willing to bear the high economic risk associated with such an investment. 

It is not possible to invest directly in an index. The indices do not represent an investment. Index returns do not reflect payment of certain sales charges or fees an investor may pay to purchase the securities underlying the Index or investment vehicles intended to track the performance of the Index. The imposition of these fees and charges would cause actual performance of the securities/vehicles to be lower than the Index performance shown. 

Model portfolios are exposed to the specific risks of the underlying funds in direct proportion to their percentage allocation. The funds comprising the models and the allocations to those funds have changed over time and may change in the future. 

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