Jessica Vasilic is a Client Associate with MRA Associates. In this role, she rebalances portfolios, performs investment analysis, assists with special projects, and compiles client data for reporting. Her focus is on providing high-quality service and support to investment advisory and wealth management clients.
Prior to joining MRA Associates, Jessica was a brokerage investment professional with the Vanguard Group and an operations team member for South California PGA. During her time with Vanguard, she gained valuable knowledge in identifying areas to enhance the client experience, educating clients of trade execution strategies, and providing investment advice. From May 2017 to September 2018, Jessica competed in tournaments nationwide as a professional golfer for the LPGA and affiliated mini tours. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in sports management from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. She played for the university’s women’s golf team and graduated magna cum laude.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing golf, hiking with her Dalmatian, and traveling. She is fluent in both English and Swedish, with a working proficiency of Norwegian.
Money. It’s how we buy groceries, pay for electricity, and save for retirement. There are thousands of books, TV shows, and movies all about money. It’s an essential part of our everyday lives, yet as soon as you bring it up during your Fourth of July BBQ, the room goes silent. Then all your friends and family are staring at you, wondering why you would say such a thing. You look around and find yourself asking, ‘What, is there something in my teeth?’.
According to an article published by the National Science Foundation in 2005, the average person has 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Approximately 80% of those thoughts are negative, and 95% repeat each day. In another study from Cornell University, scientists found that approximately 85% of what we worry about never happens.
While cash across Berkshire has swelled to over $122 billion, its first yen-denominated bond will soon add roughly $3.9 billion to the balance sheet. The bond maturities will range from five to 30 years and carry interest rates of .17% to 1.1%.