Karl Beinkampen Named CIO of Wilshire Private Markets

Karl Beinkampen has joined Wilshire Associates as chief investment officer of Wilshire Private Markets. He previously was with Morgan Stanley as managing director of the Alternative Investment Partners group.


Private capital veteran Karl Beinkampen has been named chief investment officer of Wilshire Private Markets, announced Kevin Nee, president of Wilshire Private Markets. Beinkampen joins Wilshire Associates from Morgan Stanley, where he was a managing director of the firm’s Alternative Investment Partners team.

In his new role, Beinkampen will bring his 21 years of private capital and capital markets experience and guide the investment efforts of Wilshire Private Markets in order to best serve the portfolio needs of global institutional investors. The group currently has five offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, and manages nearly $6 billion of client assets, investing and serving clients within each of those regions.

“Karl’s 18 years of experience working with private equity sponsors makes him an outstanding addition to our global team,” said Nee. “His background includes investing in underlying partnerships and portfolio companies, managing portfolios and investment professionals, and helping to build a highly regarded business at Morgan Stanley.”

Immediately prior to joining Wilshire Private Markets, Beinkampen spent 15 years with Morgan Stanley. He began working with LBO sponsors in 1995, leading equity, fixed income and acquisition finance transactions. He was recruited from within the firm to build Morgan Stanley’s private equity fund of funds business shortly after its inception in 2000. While a member of Alternative Investment Partners, he led private equity partnership and co-investment programs, as he also executed his portfolio management responsibilities. He was a member of that division’s business and investment committees. Earlier in his career, he worked with Scully Brothers & Foss, as well as Kidder Peabody & Co.

A cum laude graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Economics, Beinkampen received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual degree in Finance and Operations Management.

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), 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 http://www.wilshire.com/ for more information.