Wilshire Associates Releases Enhanced Reporting Capabilities for Equity Portfolios

Equity Attribution and Risk Management Solution Delivers Custom Reporting Tools to Investment Managers

Santa Monica, California, UNITED STATES


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wilshire Associates Incorporated, a leading global investment analytics, investment consulting and investment management firm, today announced the release of The Atlas Developer's Workbench module, the latest in an ongoing series of enhancements of its flagship equity analytics solution, The Wilshire Atlas.

"The Atlas Developer's Workbench allows for simplified customization and integration of risk exposures, attribution results, and fundamental characteristics into third-party spreadsheets and other applications," commented Robert J. Raab, Jr., vice chairman and senior managing director of Wilshire Associates. "Investment managers can now view vital risk characteristics side by side with timely attribution analysis on a single, customizable report. Additionally, managers can include powerful graphs and charts for their websites or client presentations."

The Wilshire Atlas is part of The Wilshire Quantum Series, a suite of tools designed to deliver superior risk management, portfolio analysis, asset allocation, performance attribution, and performance measurement reporting to fund managers, banks, insurers, consultants, and other institutional investment organizations around the world.

According to Managing Director Mark D. Osterkamp, who heads Wilshire Analytics' North American sales and marketing group, The Atlas Developer's Workbench delivers unparalleled report customization. Clients can develop a custom interface to satisfy firm-specific reporting requirements.

"Managers today want a single solution for portfolio construction, risk analysis and attribution results," Osterkamp said. "They also want to convey that analysis to other members of the investment team, senior management, and clients in a manner that is detailed, organized, and well-presented. We're giving our clients this ability with The Atlas Developer's Workbench which is easily used to design and create powerful reports to assist with portfolio construction, portfolio monitoring, and client servicing."

The Atlas Developer's Workbench integrates Wilshire's superior equity analytics into custom reports using ATL COM, .NET, WIN32 DLL, and C/C++ programming languages. These developer tools assist in transforming vast amounts of relevant data on over 55,000 securities across the globe into organized, easy to understand reports. Once created, these reports can be automated to improve the reporting process. Clients can include graphical representations of the data either for quick analysis or to be published on their websites.

About Wilshire Associates

Wilshire Associates is a leading global investment technology, investment consulting and investment management firm with four business units, including Wilshire Analytics, Wilshire Funds Management, Wilshire Consulting, and Wilshire Private Markets. Wilshire Analytics develops and provides superior risk management, portfolio analysis, asset allocation and performance measurement solutions to fund managers, banks, insurers, consultants and other institutional investment organizations around the world.

The firm was founded in 1972, revolutionizing the industry by pioneering the application of investment analytics and research to investment management for the institutional marketplace. Wilshire also is credited with helping to develop the field of quantitative investment analysis that uses mathematical tools to analyze market risks. All other business units evolved from Wilshire's strong analytics foundation. Wilshire developed the index now known as the Dow Jones Wilshire 5000(sm) Composite Index, the first asset/liability models for pension funds, the first U.S. equity style metrics work and many other "firsts" as the firm grew to more than 300 employees serving the investment needs of institutional and high net worth clients around the world.

Based in Santa Monica, CA, Wilshire provides services to clients in more than 20 countries representing in excess of 600 organizations with assets totaling more than US $12.5 trillion. With eight offices on four continents, Wilshire Associates and its affiliates are dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality counsel, products and services. The Dow Jones Wilshire 5000(sm) Composite Index is calculated and distributed by Dow Jones Indexes pursuant to an agreement between Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Wilshire Associates Incorporated. Please visit www.wilshire.com for more information.



        

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