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Get to Know our Experienced Fund Managers
Our team of experienced fund managers is responsible for supervising each fund. From implementing investment strategies to reviewing fund performance to following the activity on the fund, Commonwealth Fund’s seasoned experts is involved with monitoring the Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Global, Japan, and Real Estate Securities funds so investors can bring it home.
Robert W. Scharar
President of Commonwealth Funds
Head Portfolio Manager
President and Director of FCA Corp
Robert is primarily responsible for the management of the portfolios for the Australia/New Zealand Fund, the Africa Fund, the Japan Fund, the Global Fund and the Real Estate Securities Fund. Additionally, Robert is President and Director of FCA Corp and has primarily worked in this capacity since 1975.
Robert received his AA degree from Polk Community College in 1968 and his BS in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1970. He received his MBA and JD from Northeastern University in 1971 and 1974, respectively. Robert also received his LLM in Taxation from Boston University Law School in 1979.
Robert is a member of the Florida and Massachusetts Bars and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is the Director of the American Association of Attorney-CPA, which he was once president. Robert is also a director, manager, and/or officer of the following entities: Blantyre Hotels, Ltd. (Malawi), Africap, LLC, NICO Holdings, Ltd. (Malawi), First Commonwealth Holdings Corporation, First Commonwealth Mortgage Trust, Holly Mortgage Trust, Ivy Realty Trust.
Chief Investment Officer
Assistant Portfolio Manager
Wes is currently serving as the Chief Investment Officer of FCA Corp. and as an Assistant Portfolio Manager for Commonwealth’s Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Japan, Global and Real Estate Securities Funds. He joined FCA Corp in May 2002 and was appointed Assistant Portfolio Manager in August 2002.
Prior to joining FCA Corp, he attended Stephen F. Austin State University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Wes earned his Masters of Business Administration from Texas Tech University.