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The Washington State Investment Board (WSIB)

The Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) manages investments for 17 retirement plans for public employees, teachers, school employees, law enforcement officers, firefighters and judges.WSIB also manages investments for several other important public funds that benefit Washington’s industrial insurance program, colleges and universities, and developmental disability programs.

Country

United States

AUM ($B)

$186

Performance

3.7

Chief Executive

Theresa Whitmarsh

Chief Investment Officer

Allyson Tucker

Chair

Joel Sacks

Asset allocation
The WSIB's overriding fiduciary responsibility is grounded by a mission of maximizing investment return at a prudent level of risk for the exclusive benefit of fund participants and beneficiaries. To fulfill this responsibility, WSIB relies on global diversification, long-term strategies, and rigorous research disciplines.

26% Fixed income

4% Tangible assets

13% Real estate

32% Global equity

21% Private equity

0% Innovation portfolio

0.1% Cash

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