General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> March 12, 2001

Robert Scharar – Fca Corporation

ROBERT W. SCHARAR is President of FCA Corp., Houston, Texas, a fee only financial planning firm. The name was derived from its predecessor, First Commonwealth Associates, which he co-founded in 1975. In 1983, FCA Corp. was established to provide personal and business financial planning services in all aspects of investment management. FCA now monitors investments of over $1 billion. Mr. Scharar received an AA from Polk Community College; BSBA in Accounting from the University of Florida; MBA and JD from Northeastern University and an LLM in Taxation from Boston University Law School. He is a member of the Florida and Massachusetts bars and is a CPA of Florida. Mr. Scharar has experience as an Accounting Professor at Bentley and Nichols Colleges, Officer of affiliates of the US Trust Company and Tax Specialist at Coopers & Lybrand. He is a contributing author to the Clark Boardman Callaghan's publication, Estate and Personal Financial Planning. Directorships ' Director and past-President of the American Association of Attorney ' CPAs; Chairman of Ivy Realty Trust (REIT); Chairman and CEO of United Investors Realty Trust (NYSE); Investment Advisor for the Commonwealth New Zealand and Japan Funds and Director of International Advisory Services ' Division of FCA Corp. Profile
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