The SWIB Podcast Ep. 1 - Navigating COVID-19's Financial Fallout, with SWIB Executive Director/CIO David Villa

July 30, 2020


While other pension funds struggle with the financial implications of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and chronic


under-funding, the robust Wisconsin Retirement System remains on-track to meet its obligations to retirees.

This is thanks, in no small part, to the steady, thoughtful investment decisions of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board's team of financial experts. Under the leadership of Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer David Villa, the WRS has strengthened its position as a model pension fund that's the envy of many state and local employers nationwide.

In this episode, David explains the investment decisions that drive this success, offers reassurance for concerned WRS members, and shares some insights from his decades of experience as an investment professional.

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