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Todd Mattina Named Head Economist, Asset & Risk Allocation CIO

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) is pleased to announce that Todd Mattina is the agency’s new Head Economist, Asset & Risk Allocation CIO. In this position, Mattina will be responsible for taking a broad view of economic conditions in developing, recommending and implementing SWIB’s asset allocation and other policies for allocating the investments of the fully funded Wisconsin Retirement System. Monitoring capital market conditions and maintaining valuation models, he will support the agency’s investment divisions and determine how best to leverage economic policy to address opportunities, risks and challenges. He began his new role on January 23.

“I am honored to join such a well-respected and mission-driven investment organization. I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated team at SWIB,” Mattina said.

Mattina has more than 20 years of experience in economic analysis and investments. Previously, he was senior vice president, chief economist, and co-lead of the multi-asset strategies team at Mackenzie Investments, Toronto. This role included supporting multi-asset and currency strategies by building proprietary investment models and assessing the investment implications of expected macroeconomic conditions. He also designed and implemented new investment programs and led production of Mackenzie’s annual report on long-term capital market assumptions, which covers over 20 public and private asset classes, long-term expected currency valuations, and the global macroeconomic outlook.

Prior to this role, Mattina was vice president of portfolio construction, chief strategist, and chief economist at Investment Management Corporation of Ontario. Earlier in his career, Mattina worked as a deputy division chief at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., where he focused on macro-fiscal policy. He has also worked as a portfolio manager of emerging market currencies at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and contributed to investment models in the G-10 currency, cross-country equity selection, and tactical asset allocation strategies.

“We are pleased to have Todd as the newest member of our leadership team. His extensive qualifications, knowledge and expertise will help SWIB seek new opportunities to innovate and deliver on our mission on behalf of the beneficiaries we serve,” Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer Edwin Denson said.

Mattina holds a PhD in Economics from Queen’s University in Ontario, a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, and a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University. He currently serves as a board trustee of Queen’s University and chair of its investment committee.

About SWIB

SWIB’s strong management of the WRS trust funds has helped fuel one of the only fully funded public pensions in the country for more than 663,000 current and former employees of state agencies, the university system, school districts and most local governments. The WRS consistently ranks among the 10 largest public pension funds in the U.S. SWIB provides a strong, steady economic pillar for the state of Wisconsin by growing the trust funds under its management, managing risk, and optimizing costs over the long term. As of Dec. 31, 2022, the WRS accounts for approximately 86% of the more than $143 billion of total assets under management at SWIB. In addition to the more than $123 billion in WRS trust funds, SWIB also serves the state by investing the State Investment Fund, University of Wisconsin System Trust Funds, Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, State Life Insurance Fund, and Historical Society Trust Fund.


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