Wilshire Analytics, a business unit of Wilshire Associates Incorporated (Wilshire®), today announced the appointment of proven investment management and analytics professional Ted Vivian as managing director of Wilshire Analytics in the EMEA Region, starting September 1. Vivian will lead a team based in London to spearhead Wilshire's growth in this market, and will be responsible for managing the client-facing and operational organization for the region. He and his team will continue to provide investment firms worldwide with multi-asset class solutions for analytics, attribution, risk management, performance, GIPS® reporting, total fund reporting, style and peer universe comparisons.
Vivian brings to Wilshire Analytics 35 years of experience in the analytics industry, which includes restructuring a number of businesses to refocus on growth and efficiency. He joins Wilshire most recently from S&P Capital IQ, where he served as managing director for the EMEA/Asia Pacific region. In his time there, Vivian oversaw approximately 140 staff across 11 offices, and was responsible for developing the sales model to generate rapid revenue growth, as well as introduce formal business goals and operational hierarchies. His efforts resulted in a 33 percent increase in revenues year-on-year.
Prior to S&P Capital IQ, Vivian had a six-year tenure at Thomson Reuters, and was responsible for all key functions of the commercial business, including pricing integrity and policy, legal and compliance, commercial authority and methodology and structured deals. While there, he led a team to re-build the global accounts group as part of a performance initiative to restructure the entire client-facing operation, including the business model, account profiles and compensation plans, as well as roles and responsibilities.
"We are very pleased to welcome Ted Vivian to the Wilshire team," said Mark Hansen, president, Wilshire Analytics. "We are looking forward to Ted further strengthening Wilshire's legacy of leadership in the area of analytics in the EMEA region, which is an important market for our growth strategy. His broad and deep experience will ensure that Wilshire continues to deliver innovative investment research and services to the institutional market in that part of the world."