May 21, 2016

Asset allocation is an important part of the investment process. Each year, the Board of Trustees reviews how the assets of the retirement funds are allocated among stocks, bonds, real estate and other types of investments and establish the policy for the next year.

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August 1, 2010

The Core Trust Fund returns ended the fi rst seven months of 2010 on a slightly positive note. However, there are still a lot of challenges ahead and the outlook for the rest of the year remains cautious due to the slow U.S. recovery and other concerns.

 

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May 1, 2010

After a slow start to 2010, stock markets rebounded during March. Both the Core and Variable Funds ended January and February with slight negative returns. However, in March the economy began showing some momentum and stocks started to rebound. The Dow Jones Industrial...

March 1, 2010

The Wisconsin Retirement System trust funds experienced large gains in 2009 after one of the worse market downturns since the 1930s.

 

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December 1, 2009

“Sustainability” is a word used a lot these days by public pension systems. Following the financial market collapse of 2008, U.S. public pension plans around the country are carefully considering how promised benefits can be supported without significant changes to the...

August 1, 2009

The Wisconsin Retirement System trust funds continued their upward trend into August, reflecting improved returns in U.S. and international markets.

 

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May 1, 2009

Looking back at 2008, public pension funds nationwide have been similarly affected by one of the worst market performances on record. Compared to approximately 30 large public pension funds in a survey of 2008 returns by the global financial services firm Bank of New Y...

February 1, 2009

Final 2008 returns were announced at the end of January with the Core Fund ending the year with -26.2 percent return and the Variable Fund at -39.0 percent. The Core Fund’s diversification helped it outperform the -37.0 percent return for the S&P 500, a -43.6 percent f...

December 1, 2008

I n 2 0 0 8 , we witnessed one of the most c h a l l e n g i n g s t o c k m a r k e t environments in recent history.

 

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August 1, 2008

As anticipated, troubled financial markets continued during the first half of 2008. Many market experts predict the remainder of the year will bring more of the same due to volatile prices for oil and surging prices for other commodities, a weak housing market and cred...

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