Commonwealth Australia/New Zealand Fund
Houston, TX 77024-3925
791 Town and Country Blvd, Suite 250
Commonwealth International Series Trust
Robert W. Scharar,Lead manager since 24 November 1991
Scharar is a president and director of FCA Corporation, the firm he established in 1983. He co-founded its predecessor, First Commonwealth Associates in 1975. Previously, Scharar was an accounting professor at Bentley and Nichols Colleges, an officer of the United States Trust Company, and a tax specialist at Coopers & Lybrand. He is a member of the Florida and Massachusetts Bars.
Scharar holds the Certified Public Accountant designation. Mr. Scharar is a director and past president of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs. He is 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, Nashville Properties, Inc., subsidiary companies at some of the above, and other closely held FCA advised entities and non-FCA related entities.
He 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; and an LLM in Taxation from Boston University Law School in 1979.
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