Truong Bui is a managing director of the Pension Integrity Project at Reason Foundation.
Bui primarily works on the pension team's data and quantitative work and has contributed to numerous policy studies and data visualizations.
Prior to joining Reason, Bui was a financial analyst for Thien Viet Securities, a local investment bank in Vietnam, where he specialized in business valuation and investment memo preparation.
Bui graduated from RMIT University Vietnam with a bachelor's degree in commerce and received a Masters of Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance, from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Bui is based in Los Angeles.
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