The table below shows investment performance of the WRS trust funds and the impact on WRS members since 1986.

  • Preliminary, year-to-date returns are communicated monthly and yearly via our web site, social media and member newsletters.
  • Effective rates are applied to your WRS account balances and appear on your annual WRS Statement of Benefits.  ETF distributes these statements in April.
  • Investment returns also affect annual adjustments to WRS retirees’ monthly pensions. ETF notifies retirees about benefit payment changes in April.

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Core Trust Fund Returns, Rates and Adjustments

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Year Investment ReturnETF Effective RateETF Annuity Adjustment
202311.40%9.1%TBD
2022-12.92% (loss)6.5%1.6%
202116.89%12.9%7.4%
202015.2%10.9%5.1%
201919.9%7.7%1.7%
2018-3.3% (loss)

5.0%0.0%
201716.2%8.5%2.4%
20168.6%7.9%2.0%
2015-0.4% (loss)6.4%0.5%
20145.7%8.7%2.9%
201313.6%10.9%4.7%
201213.7%2.2%-9.6% (loss)
20111.4%1.5%-7.0% (loss)
201012.3%4.8%-1.2% (loss)
200922.4%4.2%-1.3% (loss)
2008-26.2% (loss)3.3%-2.1% (loss)
20078.8%13.1%6.6%
200615.8%9.8%3.0%
20058.6%6.5%0.8%
200412.8%8.5%2.6%
200324.2%7.4%1.4%
2002-8.8% (loss)5.0%0.0%
2001-2.3% (loss)8.4%3.3%
2000-0.8% (loss)10.9%5.7%
1999*15.7%24.1%17.1%
199814.6%13.1%7.2%
199717.2%12.8%7.7%
199614.4%12.5%6.6%
199523.1%11.3%5.6%
1994-0.6% (loss)7.7%2.8%
199315.0%11.0%4.9%
19929.7%10.2%4.4%
199120.4%12.1%6.3%
1990-1.5% (loss)8.6%3.6%
198919.2%18.1%11.3%
198814.4%10.2%4.1%
19872.2%14.0%6.7%
198614.5%12.7%7.6%

* Results include a special one-time recognition of past earnings created by 1999 WI Act 11.

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Variable Trust Fund Returns, Rates and Adjustments

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YearSWIB Investment ReturnETF Effective RateETF Annuity Adjustment
202322.24%22%TBD
2022-17.83% (loss)-18% (loss)-21% (loss)
202119.95%20%15.0%
202017.5%18.0%13.0%
201928.6%29.0%21%
2018-7.9% (loss)-7.0% (loss)-10.0% (loss)
201723.2%24.0%17.0%
201610.6%10.0%4.0%
2015-1.2% (loss)0%-5.0% (loss)
20147.3%7.0%2.0%
201329.0%31.0%25.0%
201216.9%17.0%9.0%
2011-3.0% (loss)-3.0% (loss)-7.0% (loss)
201015.6%16.0%11.0%
200933.7%33.0%22.0%
2008-39.0% (loss)-40.0% (loss)-42.0% (loss)
20075.6%6.0%0%
200617.6%18.0%10.0%
20058.3%9.0%3.0%
200412.8%12.0%7.0%
200332.7%34.0%25.0%
2002-21.9% (loss)-23.0% (loss)-27.0% (loss)
2001-8.4% (loss)-9.0% (loss)-14.0% (loss)
2000-7.2% (loss)-7.0% (loss)-11.0% (loss)
199927.8%28.0%21.0%
199817.5%18.0%12.0%
199721.6%23.0%18.0%
199619.8%20.0%14.0%
199525.6%27.0%19.0%
19940.8%0%-4.0% (loss)
199316.5%17.0%11.0%
199210.7%11.0%5.0%
199127.1%28.0%18.0%
1990-11.3% (loss)-11.0% (loss)-14.0% (loss)
198922.6%24.0%16.0%
198821.7%22.0%14.0%
1987-1.1% (loss)-1.0% (loss)-6.0% (loss)
198611.5%13.0%8.0%

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