Achievements and Recognition

Learn about the awards and recognition SWIB and staff have earned from industry publications and organizations.

December 4, 2019

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) Board of Trustees was honored Dec. 3 in New York City, winning Institutional Investor’s Allocators’ Choice Award for Investment Committee/Board of the Year. Board Chair David Stein, executive vice president of Associated Banc-Corp., accepted the award on behalf of the SWIB Trustees.

The Board was nominated for its role in SWIB’s ability to successfully manage the investments of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other trust funds. In support o...

August 20, 2019

SWIB Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer David Villa has been named to Trusted Insight’s 2019 Top

30 Public Pension Chief Investment Officers. This year’s list highlights long-term investment leaders who have expertly navigated the markets time and time again, especially now during the late market cycle. David was also named to Trusted Insight’s top 30 chief investment officer lists in 2016 and 2017.

Trusted Insight is the world’s biggest network of institutional investors, connecting dec...

June 19, 2019

State of Wisconsin Investment Board Funds Alpha Manager Derek Drummond has been named to Chief Investment Officer magazine’s Class of 2019 NextGens. This class includes 30 talented and inspiring asset allocators who show a strong ability to become potential game changers. 

This is not the first time Derek, who joined SWIB in 2010, has been recognized by his peers. Last year he was part of Institutional Investor magazine’s Next CIO competition. In 2012, Derek was named a Rising Star of Public Fund...

January 10, 2019

SWIB has long been recognized as an investment leader because of its success in maintaining the WRS and for the highly-qualified staff overseeing the retirement trust funds. That recognition continued in 2018.

For the second time in as many years, SWIB was chosen by its peers as an Institutional Investor Allocators’ Choice Award winner. SWIB brought home top honors in the category of Change Maker of the Year. At last year’s inaugural Allocators’ Choice Awards, SWIB won the Team of the Year and Te...

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