Annual interest is credited each December 31 on monies that have been in the system for the full calendar year. This information can be found on your WRS Annual Statement of Benefits, distributed each April. Investment earnings affect your separation and money purchase retirement benefits and, in most cases, the death benefits payable if you die before taking a benefit. Visit ETF’s Latest Investment Performance page for calendar year-to-date investment returns, benchmarks for earnings, and 5- and 10-year performance averages.