Swaroop is a quantitative analyst at Reason Foundation's Pension Integrity Project.
At Reason, Swaroop has contributed to in-depth analysis of the Montana MPERS and Montana TRS pension systems.
Prior to joining Reason, Bhagavatula gained a wide variety of exposure to credit risk and data analytics from being a risk analyst at Shell, an energy analyst at McKinsey, and working in structured finance at Moody’s.
Swaroop holds a bachelor's of science in chemical engineering and a minor in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Maryland State Retirement Pension System lowers investment return assumption, but more reforms are needed
MSPRS should consider lowering its assumed rate of return even lower than 6.8% to align with market projections.
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How Population Changes Impact Public Pension Funds
States with declining populations need to make changes to their pension plans to avoid accruing even more public pension debt.
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It’s not wise for public pension funds and taxpayers to be exposed to such financial risk.
Montana Public Employee Retirement System (MPERS) Pension Solvency Analysis
The Montana Public Employee Retirement System public pension plan is only 74 percent funded.
With Interest Rates Low, US Pension Funds Make Risky Investments In Emerging Market Debt
A global trend towards tumbling interest rates as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and central governments around the world take on more debt.
Contribution Increases Could Help New Mexico’s Teacher Pension Plan, But More Changes Are Necessary
Recently proposed changes would improve the pension plan's funded status, but still fall far short of helping the plan reach full funding.
Pension Debt Grows as Public Pension Systems Post Low Investment Returns for 2020
State-managed public pension systems likely added over $200 billion in additional pension debt in 2020.