January 17, 2020

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) today announced preliminary 2019 year-end returns for the fully funded Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).

The Core Fund, the larger of the two WRS trust funds with more than $108 billion in assets, ended the year with a preliminary gross return of 19.9 percent and preliminary five-year and ten-year gross returns of 7.8 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively. SWIB performed better than its performance benchmarks for all these periods. To help ensure th...

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...

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The SWIB Communications Office handles all media inquiries and is responsible for the distribution of information to the news media and the public regarding investment information for the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). For inquiries regarding the administration of WRS benefits, contact the Department of Employee Trust Funds.  

For more information, please see the media contact information below.

Click here to access past media releases. 

Media Contact

Vicki Hearing, Communications Manager

121 E. Wilson St.

P.O. Box 7842

Madison, WI 53707

Phone: (608) 261-2415

Fax: (608) 266-2436


If you are on a deadline, be sure to note Urgent Deadline in the subject line of your email. 

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WRS News

​Published in January, May and September by the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) and SWIB, the WRS News informs Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) members about benefit programs and trust fund investment news. Click here to access current and past issues of the WRS News.


SWIB's publications provide helpful information about SWIB and the investment of the trust funds. Click here to access current and past publications. To order printed copies of publications, email us

Study of the Wisconsin Retirement System

A study of the WRS was submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, ETF and the Office of State Employment Relations in accordance with 2011 Wisconsin Act 32. Click here to read the study. 

Comparative Study of Major Public Employee Retirement Systems

This study compares significant features of major state and local public employee retirement systems in the United States. Generally, the report has been prepared every two years since 1982 by the Wisconsin Retirement Research Committee staff or the Legislative Council staff. Click here for the latest study. 

Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau Informational Paper on WRS

This paper takes an in-depth look at the WRS. Click here to read the informational paper. 

ETF Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

ETF publishes a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to provide information about ETF, theWRS and other benefit plans and trust funds administered by ETF. Click here for more information. 



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