Sam Tabar graduated with honors from Oxford University, and attended Columbia Law School. While at Columbia, Tabar served as Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review and upon graduation joined the firm of Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLP as an Associate in 2001, and during his time at the firm Tabar counseled clients on hedge fund formation and structure, investment management agreements, private placement memoranda, side letters, employment issues, and regulatory and compliance issues. Tabar left his promising legal career to join the world of high finance at PMA Investment Advisors, a unit of Sparx Group Company based in Hong Kong, in 2004.
Sam Tabar joined the Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors as counsel and was promoted to Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development. Tabar worked on and managed all facets of global marketing and investment relations for a $2 billion hedge fund. Tabar designed and executed a strategic marketing plan that targeted institutional investors, large family offices, and ultra-high net clients.
Tabar joined the Bank of America Merrill Lynch in February 2011 as the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. While there Tabar provided the firm’s hedge fund clients with counsel, and also targeted and meaningful introductions to institution investors including endowments, foundations, pensions, and large family offices. In September of 2012 Tabar left to serve as Director of Adanac LLC, BVI, and while there invested in properties and American start-up companies including Thinx and Verboten.
In September of 2013 Sam Tabar reentered the legal world joining Schulte, Roth and Zabel LLP as Senior Associate managing hedge funds. Tabar provided counsel on fund formation and structure, investment management agreements, private placement memoranda, side letters, employment issues, and regulatory and compliance issues until he left the firm in March 2014.
In January 2015, Sam Tabar shared investment tips for the New Year. Tabar cautioned people looking to strengthen their portfolios with commodity trading; according to Tabar these types of investments are more risky than the traditional mutual funds. “I would not recommend commodity trading for the novice or casual investor. It takes quite a bit of research to profit in commodity trading. Commodity investors must also have the financial wherewithal to absorb short term losses often found in such a volatile sector,” says Sam Tabar.
In his free time Tabar interests include hosting events and traveling.