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Investment News & Insights from Commonwealth Funds

At Commonwealth Funds, we’re here to invest our time in providing investment news and insights to benefit fund shareholders. Our insights keep up with the growth of the emerging markets we invest in. These articles help investors grow their financial knowledge, make more informed decisions regarding their assets and investing in emerging markets, and bring it home.

Latin America: Opportunity may be around the corner

Latin America, often times viewed through the lens of geopolitical instability, may have strong long term investment opportunity. Commonwealth Global Fund manager Robert Scharar of FCA Corp took a look at Latin America — here are his findings: Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico are large global economies, and each one possesses financial infrastructure and reliable investment… read more

A look at 30 years of Japanese manufacturers’ staying power

Article published by Japan Times. For more than three decades, Houston-based financial adviser Rob Scharar, a CPA and attorney, has invested in mid-cap companies in Japan, such as niche manufacturers with a limited investment following in the United States. “I’ve learned from meeting Japanese CEOs in person in cities like Fukuoka that Japan’s niche manufacturers… read more

Exploring South Africa’s Investment Opportunities

For nearly 45 years, Rob Scharar, President and Director of FCA Corp and President of Commonwealth Funds, has been guided by an investment approach that relies on the development of local knowledge and business experience. Through direct investment, business development and consulting opportunities within several African countries Scharar and his team have gained access to… read more

Real Estate Investment: Looking Beyond the Brick and Mortar

Real Estate is much more than bricks and mortar. To be a successful investor in the real estate industry, it is important to not only analyze and understand the industry-specific economic indicators, but also to understand the second and third order effects of their impacts. The real estate industry has performed well over the past… read more