WRS Performance
Preliminary year-to-date as of 3/31/15
Preliminary returns are estimated, subject to final portfolio and benchmark valuations.
Core  2.1%
Variable  2.2%

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To be a trusted and skilled global investment organization contributing to a strong financial future for the beneficiaries of the funds entrusted to us.

SWIB will be an innovative, agile, integrated organization that optimizes investment returns while managing risk and cost over the long term.

WRS ranked as leader
The latest report from the Pew Center on the States lists the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) as a "solid performer."
2012 Pew Center Report
Pew's Wisconsin Fact Sheet

The National Institute on Retirement Security has issued a report: "Pensionomics 2012 (Revised July 2014): Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures."  Click here to read the Wisconsin fact sheet from the study.


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, 2014, SWIB managed  over $102 billion in assets.



ALERT: Craigslist Fraudulent Check Scam

SWIB has been notified that people listing items for sale on Craigslist have received fake, but genuine-looking, checks apparently from the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. The value of these checks often far exceed the cost of the item and the sender will ask that recipient to send them the difference between the cost of the item and the check amount. If contacted with an offer of this nature report it immediately.

Contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection - Fill out a Protection Complaint form online or call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-422-7128. More information on filing a complaint is available by clicking here.

Contact the Federal Trade Commission by completing a complaint form or calling the hotline at 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357).

This is a standard fake check scam. The State of Wisconsin Investment Board is not purchasing any Craigslist item.

$1.4 Billion in Returns Generates Incentive Payments

WRS News Online for Active Employees Debuts

SWIB Announces Positive Preliminary Returns for 2014

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