Wilshire TUCS Shows Median Quarterly Gain of Nearly Four Percent For Both Public and Corporate Pension Funds

One-Year Performance in Low Teens

Santa Monica, California, UNITED STATES


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Building on the positive movement of the second quarter, the median performance of public pension funds was up 3.89 percent in the third quarter while corporate pensions gained slightly less at 3.74 percent, according to the Trust Universe Comparison Service(r) (TUCS(r)), a cooperative effort between Wilshire Analytics, the investment technology unit of Wilshire Associates, and custodial organizations. With approximately 300 plan participants representing approximately $2 trillion in assets, TUCS is the most widely accepted benchmark for the performance of institutional assets and includes data from corporate and public plans as well as endowments and foundations.

The one-year performances for public and corporate pension funds were 13.63 percent and 13.73 percent, respectively. The median performance of all master trusts during the quarter was 3.92 percent with the 12-month performance at 13.69 percent.

For those with assets greater than $1 billion, all master trusts had a rate of return of 4.15 percent while public funds showed a median increase of 4.06 percent during the third quarter. Corporate funds performance almost mirrored public funds with an increase of 4.05 percent. During the past year, the median performance for all master trusts with assets greater than $1 billion was 14.54 percent, with public funds up 13.75 percent and corporate funds showing a median gain of 14.64 percent.

TUCS reports the median rates of return and median asset allocation for the time periods ending September 30, 2005 as follows (returns for periods greater than one year are annualized).



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     PERFORMANCE                               ASSET ALLOCATION
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                           All Master Trusts

 One Quarter = 3.92%                         Equities = 62.57%                  
 One Year = 13.69                            Bonds = 26.88                      
 Three Years = 14.80                         Cash = 3.27                        
                                             Convertibles = 0.00                
                                             GIC/GAC = 0.00                     
                                             Real Estate 0.00                   
                                             Venture Capital = 1.03             
                                             Other = 0.00                       

                            Corporate Funds

 One Quarter = 3.74%                         Equities = 64.16%                  
 One Year = 13.73                            Bonds = 27.28                      
 Three Years = 14.81                         Cash = 3.09                        
                                             Convertibles = 0.00                
                                             GIC/GAC = 0.00                     
                                             Real Estate 0.00                   
                                             Venture Capital = 0.17             
                                             Other = 0.00                       

                             Public Funds


 One Quarter = 3.89%                         Equities = 61.20%                  
 One Year = 13.63                            Bonds = 28.42                      
 Three Years = 13.99                         Cash = 4.13                        
                                             Convertibles = 0.00                
                                             GIC/GAC = 0.00                     
                                             Real Estate 0.08                   
                                             Venture Capital = 0.50             
                                             Other = 0.00                       

                     Foundations and Endowments

 One Quarter = 4.67%                         Equities = 63.39%                  
 One Year = 14.59                            Bonds = 18.24                      
 Three Years = 15.80                         Cash =  2.77                       
                                             Convertibles = 0.00                
                                             GIC/GAC = 0.00                     
                                             Real Estate = 0.00                 
                                             Venture Capital = 9.67             
                                             Other = 0.00                       

         All Master Trusts with Assets Greater than $1 billion

 One Quarter = 4.15%                         Equities = 61.84%
 One Year = 14.54                            Bonds = 26.69
 Three Years = 15.24                         Cash = 3.78
                                             Convertibles = 0.01                
                                             GIC/GAC = 0.00                     
                                             Real Estate 0.63                   
                                             Venture Capital = 2.96             
                                             Other = 0.00                       

          Corporate Funds with Assets Greater than $1 billion

 One Quarter = 4.05%                         Equities = 61.84%                  
 One Year = 14.64                            Bonds = 26.69                      
 Three Years = 15.24                         Cash = 3.78                        
                                             Convertibles = 0.01                
                                             GIC/GAC = 0.00                     
                                             Real Estate 1.19                   
                                             Venture Capital = 3.43             
                                             Other = 0.00                       

           Public Funds with Assets Greater than $1 billion

 One Quarter = 4.06%                         Equities = 61.07%                  
 One Year = 13.75                            Bonds = 27.36                      
 Three Years = 14.87                         Cash = 4.19                        
                                             Convertibles = 0.00                
                                             GIC/GAC = 0.0                      
                                             Real Estate 0.28                   
                                             Venture Capital = 2.50             
                                             Other = 0.03                       

    Foundations and Endowments with Assets Greater than $1 billion

 One Quarter = 4.85%                         Equities = 62.00%                  
 One Year = 15.48                            Bonds = 18.28                      
 Three Years = 16.06                         Cash = 3.65                        
                                             Convertibles = N/A                 
                                             GIC/GAC = N/A                      
                                             Real Estate = 0.29                 
                                             Venture Capital = 11.70            
                                             Other = N/A                        
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