Wilshire Analytics, the investment technology unit of Wilshire Associates Incorporated (“Wilshire®”), a diversified global financial services firm, today announced that following a comprehensive peer review of the portfolio modeling and risk analytics market landscape, its investment analytics solutions have been named “Best in Class” in the CEB TowerGroup 2013 Portfolio Modeling & Risk Analytics: Technology Analysis report, in the categories of portfolio management and risk management.
The review, which included an in-depth questionnaire, interviews and a live product demonstration, resulted in a handful of firms being named as offering “Best in Class” products and services across various elements of the study. Specifically, Wilshire Analytics was cited for its capabilities, across a broad coverage spectrum, for portfolio-level analytics and the robustness and flexibility of various approaches in terms of its risk models.
“We are extremely pleased to have been honored with this “Best in Class” designation by CEB TowerGroup as it reflects our ongoing commitment to ensure that Wilshire Analytics provides our clients with the highest level of investment technology products and services,” noted Mark Hansen, president of Wilshire Analytics. “As an industry pioneer and mainstay, we are proud of our track record in helping the industry evolve to ensure that client needs were anticipated and met.”
“Our research indicates that buy-side firms are increasingly demanding a broad-based investment management analytics platform that combines the best of portfolio and risk analytics into a single service offering. Vendors that have this strategy will be well-positioned going forward in the analytics market,” said Dushyant Shahrawat, senior research director, Capital Markets, CEB TowerGroup.
The CEB TowerGroup study combined qualitative and quantitative data from interviews with industry experts, financial institutions and providers, identified key factors contributing to technology investment decisions, and compared relevant vendor products.