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The expert on our compliance team is responsible for overseeing and managing compliance and ensuring our Board, management and employees are following financial regulations.



Stephen E. Fodo

Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Fodo has more than 40 years of experience in general financial management, corporate development, strategic planning, corporate finance, and investment management.

Since 2004, he has served as the Chief Compliance Officer of Commonwealth International Series Trust. During this period, Mr. Fodo has organized and led the compliance function of the Funds in a changing regulatory environment and successfully through SEC examinations.

Prior investment management experience includes:

  • Chairing the Investment Committee of the Pension Fund, acting as Treasurer of the U.S. affiliate and assistant treasurer of a former “seven sister” energy company, where he directed the investments of multi-billion dollar money market and fixed income portfolios and foreign exchange positions
  • Serving as vice president of an multi-national refining and marketing company, Mr. Fodo served as Chairman of the Pension Committee which included defined benefit pensions and 401(k) plans
  • Serving as vice president of business development and treasurer of a chemical company, where he directed the investment activity of corporate liquidity as well as serving as the principal financial planner of the firm’s pension committee
  • Mr. Fodo has an MBA from the University of Kentucky

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The Commonwealth Funds are distributed by Unified Financial Securities, LLC. The Commonwealth Funds investment advisor is FCA Corp, a U.S. Registered Investment Advisor and Financial Planning firm established in 1975.

You should consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus that contains this and other information about the Fund, call 888.345.1898 or visit our website at Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Commonwealth Funds are distributed by Unified Financial Securities, LLC.

Investing involves risk, including loss of principal. Investments in international markets present special risks, including currency fluctuation, the potential for diplomatic and political instability, regulatory and liquidity risks, foreign taxation, and differences in auditing and other financial standards. Risks of foreign investing are generally intensified for investments in emerging markets. There is no guarantee that this, or any, investing strategy will achieve its objectives. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.