WRS Performance Preliminary year-to-date
as of 1/31/14 Preliminary returns are estimated, subject to
final portfolio and benchmark valuations.
SWIB is required to make investment management decisions for the pension funds
solely for the benefit of the members of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).
As fiduciaries of the pension funds, SWIB staff
and Trustees are required to use the diligence, skill and care that a prudent
investor would use in managing a large public pension fund.
Trustees are responsible for determining SWIB's overall investment management
policies. Selection of individual investments is in the hands of staff and
management firms. Both must make investment decisions based on extensive research, detailed
analytics and judgment based on risks and potential returns.
The rate of return and risk are evaluated when considering
asset classes and the individual investments.
More information about investments are available by visiting the following
Investments in Wisconsin, which follow strict
guidelines, are part of SWIB's everyday investment activity in the global
markets. SWIB also makes a special effort to identify investment opportunities
that exist within the state. There are two portfolios dedicated primarily to