The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) just released the WRS investment returns through November 30th. The Core Fund is up 7.6% and the Variable Fund is up 8.0%. You can visit SWIB’s website for more information: http://www.swib.state.wi.us/.
In addition, the UW System Administration has updated documents that outline how market conditions affect your WRS benefits: http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/retsav/wrsdownturn.html. For employees still considering on whether to retire at the end of 2010 or beginning of 2011, you can review the Retiree Q&A for information for help: http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/retsav/downturnretireeQA.pdf.
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