The Wisconsin Retirement System is financially very strong. In fact, approximately 75% of funds needed to pay WRS benefits are generated from one source: investment earnings. Investing the assets of the WRS is the responsibility of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.

Preliminary WRS Investment Performance*

as of October 31, 2019

 

Performance

Benchmark

Core Trust Fund

15.7%

15.2%

Variable Trust Fund

20.8%

20.6%

* Preliminary returns are estimated returns, subject to final portfolio and benchmark valuations. Figures are gross of fees.


Preliminary Value of WRS Assets under Management

as of October 31, 2019

 

Preliminary Value

Core Trust Fund

$104.8 billion

Variable Trust Fund

$8.2 billion

Total

$113 billion

 

The WRS is the 8th largest public pension fund in the U.S. and 25th largest public or private pension fund in the world.