Equity Factor Returns Now Delivered Daily for the Wilshire Atlas GR6 Risk Model

Santa Monica, California, UNITED STATES


SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Demonstrating its commitment to offering clients the investment technology solutions they need, Wilshire Associates, a global leader in investment technology, investment consulting and investment management, today announced that daily equity factor returns for the Wilshire Atlas Risk Model will now be delivered daily during the month.

The Wilshire Atlas, a part of the Wilshire Quantum Series, eliminates the need for multiple analytic systems by combining Wilshire Analytics' massive equity security database with flexible analytic modules engineered to accommodate the investment manager's ever-changing portfolio reporting needs.

"This addition will allow Wilshire Atlas clients with the performance attribution module to run month-to-date factor-based performance attribution reports on a daily basis," said Robert J. Raab, Jr., senior managing director Wilshire Associates and head of Wilshire Analytics. "Such timely reporting will help managers ensure that risk exposures taken have the desired impact on performance."

The Wilshire Atlas delivers the only complete global portfolio management analytic solution to meet the rigorous demands of today's institutional investor. Clients can tailor daily performance attribution and risk analysis reports to suit their own unique investment process. Comprehensive global pricing and a fundamental database of more than 55,000 stocks support the Wilshire Atlas research modules for back-testing portfolio strategies and building custom risk models while portfolio optimization capability offers sophisticated rebalancing tools with informative reports and integrated graphics designed to enhance internal decision-making and external client reporting.

Wilshire Analytics, a business unit of Wilshire Associates, 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.

About Wilshire Associates

Wilshire Associates is a leading global investment technology, investment consulting and investment management firm with four business units: Wilshire Analytics, Wilshire Funds Management, Wilshire Consulting, and Wilshire Private Markets. 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 $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. Please visit www.wilshire.com for more information.



        

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