SWIB names Denson to CIO post

The $143 billion State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) appointed Edwin Denson as executive director and chief investment officer, charged with overseeing the full investment portfolio managed by SWIB, which includes the fully funded Wisconsin Retirement System.

The move follows the passing of the system’s CIO David Villa back in February. The portfolio includes exposure to a wide range of alternative investment strategies, including hedge funds. Last year SWIB allocated over $600 million to the asset class with new commitments made to Davidson Kempner, Elliott Management, Two Sigma and Voleon.        . . .

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