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Industry Veteran Jim Gentleman Rejoins Wilshire Funds Management as Managing Director


Wilshire Associates ("Wilshire"), a leading global, independent
investment management, investment consulting and services firm, today
announced that Jim Gentleman has rejoined Wilshire Funds Management as a
Managing Director. In this role, Gentleman will assist in growing the
firm's presence as a leading provider of multi-asset, retirement and
alternative investment solutions with financial intermediaries globally.
He will support Wilshire's efforts to identify and develop solutions
around asset allocation advice, model portfolio delivery, manager
research outsourcing and alternative investment strategies.

"We are delighted that Jim is rejoining our organization," said Jason
Schwarz, President of Wilshire Funds Management and Wilshire Analytics.
"His extensive experience working with financial intermediaries and deep
knowledge of the alternatives space will enhance Wilshire's ability to
innovate and deliver a broad range of high impact investment solutions
for our clients. I look forward to working closely with Jim across our
key disciplines, including asset allocation and manager research, as
well as hedge fund managed accounts, liquid alternatives and risk

Gentleman has more than 20 years of experience in the investment
industry, including his prior tenure at Wilshire from 2006 through 2012.
He has held senior business development roles at Ibbotson and Aon
Hewitt, where he focused on growing each firm's businesses in the
financial intermediary space. Most recently, Gentleman served as
Director at Fulcrum Asset Management, marketing their discretionary
macro and systematic strategies in the U.S.

"Returning to Wilshire was an easy decision," said Gentleman. "Over
recent years, I have watched the firm's commitment to developing
innovative investment solutions and its leadership in the financial
intermediary space grow considerably. I'm excited to return and
contribute to the firm's continued success."

Gentleman will be based in Chicago and report to Schwarz.

Wilshire Funds Management is Wilshire's dedicated, stand-alone business
unit responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of
multi-asset and alternative investment solutions to financial
intermediaries globally. Wilshire Funds Management advises on over $185
billion in assets and manages over $50 billion on a discretionary basis
(as of June 30, 2018).

About Wilshire Associates

Wilshire Associates, a leading global financial services firm, provides
consulting services, analytics solutions and customized investment
solutions to plan sponsors, investment managers and financial
intermediaries. Its business units include, Wilshire Analytics, Wilshire
Consulting, Wilshire Funds Management and Wilshire Private Markets. The
firm was founded in 1972, providing revolutionary technology and acting
as an early innovator in the application of investment analytics and
research to investment managers in 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 Wilshire 5000 Total Market
Index and became an early innovator in creating integrated
asset/liability analysis/simulation models as well as practical models
in risk budgeting through beta and active risk analysis. Wilshire has
grown to a firm of approximately 270 employees serving the needs of
investors around the world. Based in Santa Monica, California, Wilshire
provides services to clients in more than 20 countries representing
approximately 500 organizations with assets totaling US $9 trillion
(Client assets are as represented by Pensions & Investments (P&I),
detailed in P&I's "Largest Retirement Funds" and P&I's "Largest Money
Managers (U.S. institutional tax-exempt assets)" as of 9/30/17 and
12/31/17, and published 2/5/18 and 5/28/18, respectively). With ten
offices worldwide, Wilshire Associates and its affiliates are dedicated
to providing clients with the highest quality products and services.
Wilshire® and Wilshire 5000® are registered service marks of Wilshire
Associates Incorporated. Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index℠ is a service
mark of Wilshire Associates Incorporated.

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