About Us

FCA Corp is an independent, fee-only, wealth management firm located in Houston, Texas. 

Our company was founded in 1975 to provide holistic advice that was personalized to each client family. Today, over forty years later, we continue to serve a global client base with over $300 million in assets under management. 

Our People

Robert W. Scharar
Founder / President And Chief Executive Officer

In 1975, FCA’s predecessor entity began doing business in Massachusetts. In 1979, after Mr. Scharar received his Master’s Degree of Law in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, FCA’s predecessor entity opened its business in Texas. Since that time, Mr. Scharar has provided financial planning and investment advisory services to individuals from various professions and to closely held businesses.

Mr. Scharar graduated from Polk Junior College with an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting in 1968 followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1970. In 1971, he received a Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University. In 1974, Mr. Scharar graduated from the Northeastern University Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree.

In 2009, he was appointed to serve as a Trustee of Florida Southern College. Since 1977, he has been a Director of the American Academy of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. and served as President for two years ending in November 1988. Mr. Scharar serves on numerous corporate boards throughout the United States and abroad. Refer to FCA’s Form ADV Part II, for a more descriptive list of the entities Mr. Scharar serves as an officer and/or board member.

FCA Corp is not a CPA firm.


Wes Yuhnke
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Yuhnke serves as the Chief Investment Officer for FCA. In this capacity, Mr. Yuhnke coordinates investment research, trading and investment operations. After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2002, Mr. Yuhnke joined FCA as an intern. While working part-time for FCA, Mr. Yuhnke attended Texas Tech University, where he graduated cum laude receiving his Masters in Business Administration in December 2003. Mr. Yuhnke also serves as Assistant Portfolio Manager to the Commonwealth International Series Trust (the “Commonwealth Funds”).


William LeVay
Chief Compliance Officer

As the Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. LeVay is responsible for managing FCA’s compliance program. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University and his Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School.

Mr. LeVay is a member of the Texas Bar and is a non-practicing Texas Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. LeVay serves on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Attorney-CPA’s. He has previously served on the Committee on Admissions for the Texas State Board of Law Examiners.

FCA Corp is not a CPA firm. 


Shari Manning
Vice President & Senior Financial Planner

Ms. Manning currently serves as a Vice President and Senior Financial Planner for the firm. As Vice President in charge of client services, she manages the recruitment and development of the financial planning department. In addition, she is a Senior Financial Planner responsible for the estates and financial planning services. Ms. Manning completed the Rice University Executive Management Program in 1995. She is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association. Before joining FCA in 1987, Ms. Manning was an accountant for an oil and gas trading company.


Robert Burns, CPA
Tax & Financial Services Director

Mr. Burns joined the firm in 2004 and serves as the Tax & Accounting Director. In this capacity, Mr. Burns advises clients on tax matters affecting individuals, business entities and estates and trusts. He oversees the preparation and filing of federal and state tax returns for the various individuals, estates, and corporate clients. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Mississippi State University. 

Mr. Burns is a Texas Certified Public Accountant. He has over 25 years of public accounting and insurance related experience. While in public accounting, Mr. Burns focused on accounting and tax issues for estates and trusts.

FCA Corp is not a CPA firm.


Jeff Manwaring, CFP®
Financial Planner

Mr. Manwaring serves as a Financial Planner for the firm. In 2007, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and completed the Rice University Certified Financial Planner Certification Program™ in May 2011.

Mr. Manwaring is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)


Clayton Moyer, CFP®
Financial Planner

Mr. Moyer serves as a Financial Planner for the firm. In 2007, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, graduating magna cum laude. In May 2011, he completed the Rice University Certified Financial Planner Certification Program™.

Mr. Moyer is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).


Shanker Ayyar, CPA
Tax & Financial Services Director

Mr. Ayyar joined the firm in 2012 and leads the tax department and advises clients on tax matters affecting individuals, business entities and estates and trusts. He oversees the preparation and filing of federal and state tax returns for the various individuals, estates, and corporate clients. He received a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Houston in 1983 and a Masters in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Houston in 1989.

Mr. Ayyar is a Texas Certified Public Accountant.

FCA Corp is not a CPA firm. 


Priyanka Bhasin
Investment Operations Associate

Ms. Bhasin joined the firm in 2012 as an Investment Operations Associate who performs investment research, trades, and works closely with the Financial Planning team . She received her Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Apeejay College in India, in May, 2006. She graduated from the University of Saint Thomas with a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration in International Business in December, 2009.

Ms. Bhasin is a Level II Candidate in the CFA Program.