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Shari Greco Reiches is a founding principal of Rappaport Reiches Capital Management, which delivers global investment management and financial planning solutions to individuals, families and non-profit organizations. Shari co-manages the Firm, and is the co-chair of the Firm’s investment committee.  Prior to founding Rappaport Reiches Capital Management, Shari was a vice president at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc., where she worked as a financial adviser. Prior to that, she worked for U.S. Bank and its predecessor institutions, eventually managing the Chicago Region of Private Banking for U.S. Bank.  Shari started her working career auditing financial institutions at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Shari is a board member and Vice Chair of the Illinois State Board of Investments (ISBI) which manages over $15 billion of investments for three Illinois pension funds. She serves on the Executive Committee, the Audit & Compliance Committee, the Emerging Manager Committee and the Investment Policy Committee.

Shari earned her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and successfully completed the CPA exam. She earned a master’s degree in banking from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

Shari has been active in many civic organizations including the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Chicago Foundation for Women, the Standard Club, Beth Emet Synagogue and the Medical Research Institute Council (now known as the Children’s Research Fund).

sreiches@rrcapital.com

Investing in Your Values - Lessons From a Fisherman

Thank you to everyone who sent such kind thoughts on my first blog entry. 

My favorite  -- “Such beautiful writing from such a beautiful girl”  (Aww, thanks Mom!) 

When I first started my business, my brother Adam asked me about my goals.  “Grow, grow, grow, I want the business to grow!” I said.  “Well, why is growth so important?” he asked.  I thought, isn’t it obvious?  But then, he shared a parable that got me thinking: 

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Investing in Your Values – How it all Began

It is Sunday night, and I’m planning for the week ahead.  It will be busy at the office as my husband and I are leaving on Friday to visit his family in Washington, D.C.  I just finished a call with my daughter who is in Kansas City, having just started her first job out of college.  She mentioned that she’d love to join us in D.C., but… could we help out by paying for the plane ticket?   So we went online and… 

$650 for a round trip ticket!  You’d think that people in Kansas City don’t get to our nation’s capital that much.  Previously, I would have agonized a bit, then said nope, too expensive, she’ll have to join us next time.  However, today I decided to buy the ticket.  What changed?  How was I able to make the decision so quickly?

I applied my “Investing in Your Values” principles.  Let me tell you how this came about...

Determining my Values

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