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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

My Early Memories of Money...

My Early Memories of Money...

As a young teenager, on Saturday nights I would babysit kids in my neighborhood.  I won’t say what year it was, but the #1 song on the Billboard charts was “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees.  (I still get up and dance every time I hear it. And I know you do too!)  And the #1 movie - I’ll give you a hint - one of the main character’s nicknames is the same as my favorite Chicago Cub’s last name.

75 cents per hour was the going rate.  On grid-lined paper I would chart my earnings, hour by hour. (Don’t worry… I was still keeping an eye on the kids.)  As each hour passed, I’d add to the bar representing my pay.  After the kids were asleep, I’d watch Love Boat followed by Fantasy Island.  (The plane!  The plane!)  I’d call my friends (on a rotary phone) who were also babysitting and we’d gossip.   

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Lessons From a Fisherman

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!) 

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How it all Began

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?

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