In a span that falls just shy of 15 years, Sam Tabar has built quite a name for himself at the world’s most recognized financial institutions and law firms.
Tabar, based in New York City, is a celebrated lawyer and capital strategist who graduated with honors from the prestigious Oxford University. From there, Tabar continued his education at Columbia Law School, where he enjoyed a stint as Associate Editor of Columbia Business Law Review.
After completing his studies at Columbia in 2001, Tabar landed a position as an associate at one of the world’s leading law firms, Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. During the three years he spent with the firm, Tabar advised clients on a variety of areas including investment management agreements, employment matters, hedge fund formation and structure, regulatory and compliance issues.
In 2004, Tabar took his career in a new direction when he accepted a counseling position with PMA Investment Advisors, a unit of the Hong Kong-based Sparx Group Co. It didn’t take long before the company leadership recognized Tabar’s talent in the world of high finance and promoted him to a managing director and co-head of business development post. In his new role, Tabar handled all aspects of global marketing and investor relations hedge fund valued at approximately $2 billion, and built a strategic marketing plan for the company aimed at high-net-worth clients around the world, as well as institutional investors and large family offices. He made a name for himself providing expert advice about several different commodities investment opportunities.
Tabar also helped the firm forge additional financial relationships by providing more than 2,000 personal contacts who were also potential investors, and assisted in raising $1.2 billion in business assets.
Tabar moved on to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in early 2011, where he served as director and head of capital strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. While there Tabar provided clients with his talents in hedge fund management, connected clients with key investors and oversaw capital allocations cycle between investors and fund managers. Tabar developed a contact list comprised of more than 1,250 investors before leaving the firm in the fall of 2012.
At this time Tabar began his tenure with Adanac LLC, BVI, where he served as director and invested in start-up endeavors such as Verboten and Thinx.
A year later, Tabar returned to the legal profession, accepting a position as a senior associate with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, but this career change still kept him close to the financial world.
In July 2014, Tabar was touted in an article featured at the community news website Newsvine for his depth of knowledge when it comes to steering clear of potentially poor performing commodities.