SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."
About Wilshire Associates
Wilshire Associates, a leading global independent investment consulting and services firm, provides consulting services, analytics solutions and customized investment products 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, revolutionizing the industry by pioneering the application of investment analytics and research to investment management for the institutional marketplace. Wilshire 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(SM) and became an early innovator in creating the industry's integrated asset/liability analysis/simulation models as well as the industry's practical models in risk budgeting through beta and active risk analysis. Wilshire has grown to a firm of more than 300 employees serving the investment needs of institutional clients around the world.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Wilshire provides services to clients in more than 20 countries representing approximately 600 organizations. With eleven offices on four continents, Wilshire Associates and its affiliates are dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality counsel, products and services. Wilshire is a registered service mark of Wilshire Associates Incorporated. Please visit http://www.wilshire.com/.
Kirsten Neesen, for Wilshire Associates Incorporated
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