WRS Performance
Preliminary year-to-date as of 3/31/14
Preliminary returns are estimated, subject to final portfolio and benchmark valuations.
Core  2.0%
Variable  1.5%

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WRS ranked as leader
The latest report from the Pew Center on the States lists the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) as a "solid performer." The report states that in 2010 Wisconsin had the only fully funded public pension plan in the country.
2012 Pew Center Report
Pew's Wisconsin Fact Sheet

The National Institute on Retirement Security has issued a report: "Pensionomics 2012: Measuring the Economic Impact of DB (Defined Benefit Pension Expenditures." This national economic impact study finds that defined benefit pension benefits have a significant economic impact. Click here to read the Wisconsin fact sheet from the study.


Portfolio Benefits Wisconsin and the WRS

Click here to learn how SWIB's Wisconsin Private Debt Porfolio is benefitting businesses, the state and the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Welcome to SWIB

picture of older coupleThe State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), created in 1951, is responsible for managing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), the State Investment Fund (SIF) and other state trust funds. As of December 31, 2013, SWIB managed  over $100 billion in assets.

Strong Performance Adds $2.6 Billion to Pension Trust Funds; Incentive Compensation Awarded

Report: SWIB Reports Favorable Returns, Less Cost to Manage State's Retirement Funds

Greg Robinson Named General Partner of 4490 Ventures

Department of Employee Trust Funds Announces Annuity Adjustments

Morningstar Finds WRS Is Strongest Funded State Pension System

Subscribers of Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) E-mail Updates can now receive, on a monthly basis, notification of preliminary, calendar year-to-date investment returns for the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) trust funds, along with other important information from SWIB. Registration for this free service is easy and quick. On the Quick Subscribe page, select the "SWIB News" box.

Office - 121 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703
General Telephone - (608) 266-2381

Beneficiary Hotline 267-0957 or (800) 424-7942 
Email - info@swib.state.wi.us