Wilshire believes many investment portfolios with a long-term horizon can benefit from a strategic allocation to real estate. Real estate is an important part of a broader real return portfolio (inflation hedging portfolio). As such, a majority of our clients have some type of real estate, or real asset, investments.
The Wilshire U.S. Real Estate Securities IndexSM, an institutional benchmark Wilshire developed in the early 1990s, is widely used by REIT managers.
We research and monitor both private real estate and real asset (i.e., timber, infrastructure, clean funds, etc.) managers.