Pensions and Markets

What is the real market return? This matters greatly when calculating state pension shortfalls.

Montana decided 7.75% return is to be expected. Rhode Island recently changed their assumption from 8.25% to 7.5%.If Montana recalculated pensioners’ unfunded pension liabilites at 7.5%, how much more dire would this graph be? What about 7%? What is real?

The present unfunded liability is $3.3 billion.

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