Welcome to SWIB
The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), created in 1951, is
responsible for managing the assets of the
Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS),
State Investment Fund (SIF) and other state trust funds.
As of December 31, 2015, SWIB managed over $99 billion in assets.
Incentive Awards Paid for $1.2
Billion in Investment Outperformance
Stock market performance in 2015 and early 2016 indicate we are in an
environment where it will be possible to make money, but there will be
significant investment challenges moving forward. Many economists believe
this "low return environment" will result in investment returns over the
next decade similar to those we have seen the past couple of years
rather than the higher ones we saw in the 1980s and 1990s.
SWIB has implemented a strategy that is designed to add protection to
the WRS and stabilize, as much as possible, investment returns and, in
turn, contribution rates for active employees and their employers, and
annuity adjustments for retirees. Michael Williamson, SWIB executive
director, explains the challenges facing SWIB and the WRS, the impact
investment volatility can have on WRS participants, SWIB's investment
strategy, and other initiatives SWIB is implementing to protect WRS
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org