Sam Tabar is a lawyer and capital strategist based in New York City. He has had the chance to work with many big companies and law firms in his career. He speaks functional Japanese as well as fluent French and English as identified by Sam’s About.me personal page. He is smart, aggressive and good at what he does. These qualities have seen him enjoy an illustrious and rewarding career.
Bloomberg points out that Tabar attended Oxford University for his undergraduate degree and graduated with honors. He later joined Columbia Law School to study law. At the campus, he served as an associate editor of the school’s paper the Columbia Business Law Review.
After graduating from law school, his LinkedIn shows Tabar got his first break at a highly prestigious law firm. Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP offered the fresh graduate an associate position. His duties included counselling clients about proper management and structure of hedge funds. Other roles included issues on business regulatory and compliance, investment management agreements, issues concerning employment and private placement memoranda.
Later in 2004, Tabar joined PMA Investment Advisors a unit affiliate of Hong Kong based Sparx Group Company. Soon after, he was promoted to the position of Co-head and MD in charge of Business Development. In this capacity, he was in charge of the firm’s global marketing strategy as well as enhancing and maintaining investor relations for a hedge fund worth $2 billion. He was able to successfully develop strategic marketing plans designed to attract institutional investors, high net worth individuals and large family offices. In his 6 years at the firm, Tabar successfully provided the firm with an incredible pool of about 2000 potential investors. He further developed 400 new investor introductions and helped the firm raise total assets under management to $1.2 billion.
Tabar, left the investment firm for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2011. He joined on as Director and head capital strategist for the larger Asia-Pacific Region. He continued serving the hedge fund market while attracting new businesses to the bank. He managed to build a rolodex of about 1,250 institutional investors. He left in 2012 to join Adanac LLC, BVI as its Director. While at the firm, he identified and invested in Verboten and Thinx, two promising startups.
Re-entry into the Legal World
In late 2013, Tabar accepted a senior associate position at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. He however left the firm the next year. He started his own practice specializing in hedge funds and investment financing. Sam Tabar is also involved in humanitarian efforts in Africa with a special focus on women empowerment.