Wilshire Consulting, the institutional investment advisory and outsourced-CIO (OCIO) business unit of Wilshire Associates, has appointed four existing company executives, Bradley Baker, Rose Dean, Ali Kazemi, and Ned McGuire, to the position of managing director.
“Bradley, Rose, Ali, and Ned have each distinguished themselves through thoughtful leadership and exceptional client service, and we are delighted to congratulate them on their new roles,” says John Hindman (pictured), President of Wilshire Associates. “Wilshire is deeply committed to developing talented leaders and I look forward to watching this group support clients on a new level with Wilshire’s meaningful, thoughtful consulting solutions.”
Baker joined Wilshire in 2005 and provides consulting services to corporate and public pension funds, endowments, foundations and healthcare organisations. He will continue to serve as the chair of Wilshire Consulting’s Private Real Assets Asset Class Committee in his new role.
Dean specialises in providing consulting services to corporate and public pension funds, endowments, foundations and healthcare organisations. She also currently serves on the Fixed Income/LDI and Private Equity/Credit Asset Class Committees. She joined Wilshire in 2015 after running a start-up alternative investment consulting business, where she advised on opportunities focused on alternative investment strategies. She spent the first half of her 16-year career in the financial markets as a fixed income trader and a portfolio manager.
Kazemi provides investment and risk management consulting services to public and corporate pension plans, foundations and endowments, and insurance companies. He joined Wilshire in 2001 and worked for many years in product development and client servicing with Wilshire Analytics’ Total Fund Analytic products before joining Wilshire Consulting to help build the risk management team, which he also now heads.
McGuire joined Wilshire in 2011 and is a member of Wilshire Consulting’s Pension Risk Solutions group. He is responsible for researching and maintaining Wilshire’s proprietary asset allocation models, conducting asset allocation studies and serving as an actuarial consultant to plan sponsors. He will also continue to serve as a member of Wilshire Consulting’s Fixed Income/LDI Asset Class Committee in his new role.