Two State of Wisconsin Investment Board managing analysts, Lin Maung and Jason Rector, have been recognized for their outstanding work. Maung was named to Private Equity International’s 40 Under 40: Future Leaders of Private Equity list. Rector was named to Chief Investment Officer’s Class of 2021 NextGens list.
Maung was chosen from more than 530 nominations and suggestions from industry sources to be part of the 40 Under 40: Future Leaders of Private Equity list. Individuals were selected by the Private Equity International team on the basis of their leadership qualities, displays of innovation and skill over the course of their careers thus far, and for their potential to make a mark on the private equity industry moving forward.
“It is an honor to be part of a group of very talented and successful investment professionals,” said Maung. “SWIB and its private equity team have a strong reputation and a long history of success. I am proud to be a part of the work SWIB is doing to remain an industry leader and to carry out its mission on behalf of the participants in the Wisconsin Retirement System.”
Maung joined SWIB’s Private Equity & Co-Investments team last year. In his current role at SWIB, he leads the sourcing, evaluation, and execution of commitments to funds and co-investments across private equity and private debt. Before SWIB, he spent more than eight years at GE Asset Management, where he was a vice president, private equity. Maung has a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Bentley University in Massachusetts.
Rector was nominated by industry peers to be part of the 25-person NextGen class featuring rising stars in the world of institutional asset allocation.
“Jason is one of SWIB’s ‘secret weapons,’” said Anne-Marie Fink, SWIB's private markets and funds alpha chief investment officer. “His keen understanding of managers, investment strategies, and competitive sets enables him to effectively and creatively collaborate with partners, both inside SWIB and across the investment community. He is a key contributor to the SWIB edge."
Even amid a difficult pandemic year that posed unique challenges for investing, Rector stood out among his industry colleagues. He is especially proud of the way he and other members of his team were able to successfully meet the rapidly changing market dynamics. “To have 2020 play out the way it did and for our team to execute and deliver for our constituents was incredibly satisfying,” he said.
Rector joined SWIB in 2015, rising to his current role as managing analyst on the Funds Alpha Team. Among other areas, he works with hedge funds and external equity and fixed income managers. Prior to joining SWIB, Rector worked as a financial analyst at the Brady Corporation before moving on to work on hedge funds at Mesirow Financial. He has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Marquette University.