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Wisconsin Retirement System Basics, by Plan

Plan Assets (millions) Total Members
Wisconsin RS 96,737.1 635,837
Other Plans 0 0
Total 96,737.1 635,837

Source: Public Plans Database (as of 2018)

Note: Wisconsin Retirement System has 0 other plans.

Assets

Assets at Year-End
Wisconsin Retirement System
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Net Assets (billions)
2001 59.2
2002 51.7
2003 62.1
2004 67.9
2005 71.5
2006 80.4
2007 84.7
2008 59.4
2009 70.0
2010 75.9
2011 73.9
2012 81.1
2013 89.9
2014 92.1
2015 88.5
2016 92.6
2017 104.4
2018 96.7

Source: Public Plans Database

Membership

Ratio of Actives to Beneficiaries, 2001-2018

Fiscal Year Wisconsin Retirement System US State and Local Pensions
2001 2.3 2.4
2002 2.3 2.3
2003 2.2 2.2
2004 2.1 2.1
2005 2.0 2.1
2006 1.9 2.0
2007 1.8 2.0
2008 1.8 1.9
2009 1.8 1.9
2010 1.7 1.8
2011 1.5 1.7
2012 1.5 1.6
2013 1.4 1.5
2014 1.4 1.5
2015 1.3 1.4
2016 1.3 1.4
2017 1.3 1.4
2018 1.2 1.3

Source: Public Plans Database

Cash Flows

Cash Flow vs. Total Assets (Millions)
Wisconsin Retirement System
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Cash Flow Assets
2001 -1,621.3 59,233.1
2002 -1,745.5 51,741.1
2003 -1,697.9 62,126.4
2004 -1,787.4 67,883.0
2005 -1,932.4 71,470.5
2006 -2,067.1 80,390.8
2007 -2,252.9 84,656.4
2008 -2,502.1 59,430.1
2009 -2,473.9 69,996.3
2010 -2,452.2 75,872.1
2011 -2,635.7 73,908.0
2012 -2,699.8 81,072.3
2013 -2,494.9 89,924.7
2014 -2,669.0 92,146.8
2015 -2,969.0 88,504.7
2016 -3,197.6 92,580.1
2017 -3,292.7 104,396.5
2018 -3,584.6 96,737.1

Source: Public Plans Database


Cash Flow as a Percentage of Assets
Wisconsin Retirement System
2001-2018

Fiscal Year Wisconsin Retirement System National Average
2001 -2.7 -2.0
2002 -3.4 -2.4
2003 -2.7 -2.6
2004 -2.6 -2.0
2005 -2.7 -2.2
2006 -2.6 -2.2
2007 -2.7 -2.1
2008 -4.2 -2.3
2009 -3.5 -3.1
2010 -3.2 -3.2
2011 -3.6 -3.1
2012 -3.3 -3.3
2013 -2.8 -3.1
2014 -2.9 -2.9
2015 -3.4 -2.8
2016 -3.5 -3.0
2017 -3.2 -2.9
2018 -3.7 -2.6

Source: Public Plans Database