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.
The “New Normal” In Public Pension Investment Returns
The primary culprit of growing pension debt has been the across-the-board investment underperformance of pension assets relative to plans’ own return targets.
Map: Comparing State Pension Plans’ Assumed Rates of Return
This visualization shows how states have been gradually adjusting their assumed rates of return down to more realistic levels.
New Mexico Enacts Bipartisan Pension Reform to Improve PERA Solvency
Senate Bill 72 was a necessary and crucial first step towards improving the financial health of PERA and ensuring the sustainable delivery of public employee retirement benefits for state and local workers
North Carolina Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System: A Pension Solvency Analysis
Better risk management and more realistic plan assumptions can help ensure the state delivers the promised retirement benefits to its employees.
PAYGO Is the Most Costly Way to Fund a Public Retirement System and Would Be Bad for New Mexico
Pensions are meant to be prefunded so that current taxpayers and current public employees share the costs of those workers’ benefits.
Assessing the Financial Sustainability of Montana’s Largest Public Pension Systems
Despite investment markets showing historic gains, Montana’s public pension systems are experiencing an increase in unfunded liabilities and are likely to continue on their path to insolvency if needed technical adjustments aren't made.
Analysis of Texas Senate Bill 12 and Its Impacts on Texas Teacher Pension Solvency
The cost of the pension plan is proving to be more expensive than previously anticipated, and higher annual contributions will be necessary to fully fund the retirement benefits that have been promised to Texas teachers.
What Explains the Differences in Pension Plan Returns?
What matters more for pension fund investments, asset class returns or the asset allocations themselves?
How Return Volatility and Cash Flow Effects Impact Pension Funding
There’s a risk of pension plans being underfunded even when its experience matches up with assumptions over a given period of time.