Nicolas Amato was named managing director, head of alternative portfolio management at Wilshire Funds Management, spokesman Evan Pondel said.
It is a new position at Wilshire Associates’ money management unit. Mr. Amato will report to Josh Emanuel, Wilshire Funds Management’s chief investment officer.
Mr. Amato was previously a partner at hedge funds-of-funds manager Dorchester Capital Advisors. Mark S. Zucker, Dorchester’s co-founding partner and chief investment officer, did not immediately reply to a phone call seeking further information.