SWIB continues to be recognized as an investment industry leader because of the highly qualified staff managing the funds of the Wisconsin Retirement System. Chris Eckerman, a private equity senior managing analyst, was recently named to Trusted Insight's list of Top 30 Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors for 2018.

"I am honored to be selected for the 2018 Top 30 PE/VC Investors by Trusted Insight," Eckerman said. "The list includes tremendously smart and successful individuals and I am humbled to be included. The recognition validates the strength of the SWIB platform and the long-term success of SWIB's private equity team."

Trusted Insight is the world's biggest network of institutional investors, connecting investment decision-makers at endowments, foundations, pensions, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, corporations and healthcare systems.

This is the second time in as many years that Eckerman has been recognized for his outstanding work. Last year, Trusted Insight named him to the list of Top 30 Public Pension Rising Stars. The group of 30 real estate, real assets and equities specialists were recognized for having "strong career momentum" and for producing "robust 2016 returns for their respective asset class despite challenging market conditions." Eckerman has been part of the team at SWIB since 2013. He holds an MBA and a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.