Commonwealth Funds: History
The Commonwealth Australia/New Zealand Fund (formerly known as Capstone New Zealand Fund, 2000, and subsequently the Commonwealth New Zealand Fund, 2001), invests primarily in Australian and New Zealand securities, and commenced operations on November 25, 1991.
The Africa Fund invests its assets in a manner that allows it to participate in various African countries' financial markets and economies, and commenced operations on November 1, 2011.
The Commonwealth Japan Fund (formerly known as the Capstone Japan Fund, 2000), invests primarily in Japanese securities and was established as a series of the Trust on July 18, 1990.
The Commonwealth Global Fund, which invests in US and foreign securities in developed countries or in countries considered to have developing or "emerging" markets, was established by amendment to the Trust on December 14, 2001 and commenced operations on December 3, 2002.
The Commonwealth Real Estate Securities Fund invests in publicly-traded companies involved in real estate related activities and industries. The Commonwealth Real Estate Securities Fund was established by amendment to the Trust on July 2, 2003 and commenced operations on January 5, 2004.