Wilshire Associates has launched two indices aimed at bringing greater price clarity to liquid alternative mutual funds. 

The firm's Liquid Alternative Index will measure the performance of liquid alternative mutual funds. Its Focused Liquid Alternative Index is designed to help fund companies build funds of funds of liquid alternatives, or exchange-traded funds. 

The news that Wilshire, creator of the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, has created a daily valuing system for liquid alts is the latest in a long line of evidence suggesting the asset class is here to stay. 

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.