Wilshire Analytics Appoints Jeff Foley Head of Global Sales and MarketingBy Wilshire Associates, PRNE
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Experienced Fixed Income Analytics Sales Leader to Help Grow Wilshire's Global Analytics Business -
SANTA MONICA, California, December 3, 2010 - Wilshire Analytics, a business unit of Wilshire Associates (Wilshire(R)),
today announced the appointment of Jeff Foley as Head of Global Sales and
In this newly created position, Foley will be responsible for growing the
Analytics business on a global basis. He brings 14 years of fixed income
analytics experience and a demonstrated record of business development. Prior
to joining Wilshire, he was Head of Sales and Consulting at Interactive Data
- Fixed Income Analytics.
Wilshire's Analytics Division encompasses the firm's investment
technology product offerings, which were the basis of Wilshire's founding in
1972. The touchstone of Wilshire's investment technology is a strong
commitment to research and innovation in the theory and practice of
"Analytics has always been at the core of what we do at Wilshire, and we
intend to strengthen our global market position in this field," said Lawrence
E. Davanzo, president of Wilshire Associates. "Jeff Foley understands this
business, and his appointment to this newly created position as Head of Sales
and Marketing for Wilshire Analytics demonstrates our renewed commitment to
our current and future clients."
At Interactive Data, Foley was responsible for a client base of 500
institutional accounts and achieved strong revenue growth during his tenure.
"Wilshire Analytics is a leader in the field, and I'm excited about the
opportunity to grow the business both in the U.S. and internationally," said
Foley. "All of our products have a global focus and position Wilshire to
serve our institutional clients with the most up-to-date technology and
Foley is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with
a degree in business economic and organizational communication.
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), one of the first asset/liability models for pension
funds, the first U.S. equity style metrics work and many other "firsts" as
the firm grew to approximately 350 employees serving the investment needs of
institutional and high net worth clients around the world.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Wilshire provides services to clients
in more than 20 countries representing approximately 600 organizations. With
ten 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 www.wilshire.com/ for more information.
Marissa Borjon, +1-213-438-8831, mborjon at golinharris.com, for Wilshire Associates
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