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SWIB Analyst Honored as Industry 'Rising Star'

Jason Rector

Jason Rector, a State of Wisconsin Investment Board analyst, has no problem working behind the scenes for Wisconsin Retirement System members — but that doesn't mean the work he is doing goes unnoticed.

Institutional Investor magazine, along with its sister publication, Alpha, recognized Rector as a 2017 Hedge Fund Rising Star, one of 30 up-and-comers in the hedge fund industry. The Rising Stars are nominated by their colleagues and industry peers.

The awards recognize the rising stars of investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, corporate funds, as well as those of public pension funds, for their performance innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry in the past year. Past SWIB Rising Stars include other members of the SWIB team, two-time award winner Dominic Garcia, portfolio manager, and Derek Drummond, managing analyst.

Rector was also honored by Chief Investment Officer by being named the magazine's Class of 2017 Forty Under Forty list. The list, compiled based on anonymous nominations, brings together 40 asset owners under the age of 40 from around the world who show a strong passion for their work and the ability to become potential game changers — if they aren't already.

Although he is honored by the recognitions, Rector says the award is about the work the entire SWIB organization is doing to benefit the WRS. "These awards reflect the strong team we have at SWIB," Rector said. "To me, this award demonstrates how the entire organization works together to deliver value for our members."