Founded in 1972, Wilshire Associates, is an independent investment consulting and services firm providing consulting services, analytics solutions and customized investment products to plan sponsors, investment managers and financial intermediaries. The company provides services to 20 countries. It provides institutional investors access to global private markets through portfolios that invest in venture capital, leveraged buyout and other investment opportunities. The company also provides outsourcing solutions to institutions, commingled funds and mututal fund complexes. The firm helps fund sponsors develop and implement sound investment policies.