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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.

Going Global: Investing in the Time of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has roiled stock markets across the globe, as countries adjust to nationwide lockdown orders and economic uncertainty. It’s been a decidedly alarming time for investors in the United States, as the market has dipped to levels not seen since Black Monday in 1987, only to rise again with the constantly changing news.… 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

Investing in Japanese Companies: The Texas Connection

In his global travels, Commonwealth Funds President and Head Portfolio Manager Rob Scharar has observed first-hand that identifying investment opportunities is about much more than just numbers?. Investors interact daily with ideas, services, products and companies, yet often fail to effectively link their success to investment opportunities. The connections between Texas and Japan illustrate this… read more