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Karl Beinkampen

President and CEO - Private Markets at Wilshire Associates


Mr. Beinkampen is President & CIO of WPM and serves on WPM’s Business Committee and as chair of its Investment Committee.  He is also responsible for sourcing, performing due diligence and monitoring investments across private markets sectors within the U.S. and Canada, as well as oversight of WPM investment process.  He has been a participant in the private markets since 1994 and has served on numerous partnership boards.  Prior to joining WPM, Mr. Beinkampen spent 15 years with Morgan Stanley, where he was most recently a managing director of the firm's Alternative Investment Partners division and served on its Private Markets Business and Investment Committees. He began working with LBO sponsors in 1995, leading equity, fixed income and acquisition finance transactions, and joined Morgan Stanley’s private equity fund of funds business shortly after its inception in 2000.  Earlier in his career, he worked in mergers and acquisitions with Scully Brothers & Foss, as well as Kidder Peabody & Co.  A cum laude graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Economics, he received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School with a dual degree in Finance and Operations Management.