Swaroop is a quantitative analyst at Reason Foundation's Pension Integrity Project.
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.
A global trend towards tumbling interest rates as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and central governments around the world take on more debt.
Recently proposed changes would improve the pension plan's funded status, but still fall far short of helping the plan reach full funding.
State-managed public pension systems likely added over $200 billion in additional pension debt in 2020.
Benefit cuts could be avoided if the state moves to fix the systematic issues plaguing the public pension plan.