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April Annual ETF and SWIB Update

  • Tue, April 17, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
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Register by April 9 to ensure you have handouts. If you must cancel, do so before 8:30 a.m.
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April Annual ETF and SWIB Update

Date: Tuesday, April 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Where: Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education, 6205 Mineral Point Road
Registration: Online or by phone or email (see below). Required by April 9 to receive handouts; if you must cancel registration, do so by 8:30 a.m.

Almost 621,000 people look to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) to help provide for their retirement. The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) is the state agency responsible for investing the assets of the retirement system. Rick Smirl, SWIB’s new Executive Director, will explain his perceptions of the challenges facing SWIB and WRS, the impact investment volatility can have on WRS participants, SWIB’s investment strategy, and other initiatives SWIB is implementing to protect the WRS investments.

The Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) is the state agency that administers retirement, insurance, and other benefit programs for active state and local employees and for retirees participating in the WRS. Robert Conlin, the Secretary of ETF will present an update on the WRS and explain the factors that determine annual adjustments in the Core and Variable Fund pensions of WRS retirees.

Food pantry contributions

The pantry for this event will be Personal Essentials Pantry. Both cash and checks payable to that organization will be accepted.


Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot). On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.


Advance registration is required. If you are not registered in advance, you may not receive handouts. Register online or contact the Association office (see below) by April 9, 2018, to register. If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please call 262-0641 by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the program.

To register by phone or email, call or email 

UW-Madison Retirement Association
21 N Park St, Room 7205
Madison WI 53715-1218


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