Robert Scharar is president of FCA Corp, a firm specializing in significant estates and financial planning, located in Houston, Texas. He is fund manager of the Commonwealth Australia/New Zealand Fund (CNZLX), the Commonwealth Global Fund (CNGLX), Commonwealth Japan Fund (CNJFX), and Commonwealth Real Estate Securities Fund (CNREX), and serves on the board of directors of two Malawi companies. Mr. Scharar's international investing expertise has been sought by CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Marketwatch, Businessweek, and more. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Florida, and an MBA and JD from Northeastern University. Mr. Scharar has worked as accounting professor at Bentley and Nichols colleges, as an officer of the United States Trust Company, and as a tax specialist at Coopers & Lybrand.