Sam Tabar is a capital strategist and lawyer. Currently, he is based in New York City. Tabar has enjoyed a successful career in both the legal profession and finance field. After graduating with honors from the Oxford University, Sam proceeded to Columbia Law School. He was elected as the associate editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. Sam started his career as an associate at the Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher Flom LLP. At the prestigious law firm, he advised clients on investment management agreements, hedge fund formation, regulatory and compliance issues, side letters and employment issues. At the firm, Tabar worked for three years before joining the world of finance.
Sam joined the PMA Investment Advisors, which is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong based Sparx group in September 2004.He started as a counsel and rose up through the ranks to become the managing director. He was also the co-head of business development. Sam was responsible for the management of the investor relations and the global marketing. Through Sam, the firm registered a personal rolodex of more than 2000 qualified investors. Sam executed an additional 400-investor introduction. He helped the firm in developing a marketing plan that targeted high net worth clients, large family corporations and institutional investors. By working closely with the chief executive officer and the founding partners he was able to develop new business ideas and helped in raising $1.2 billion in assets.
Tabar joined the Bank of America, Merrill Lynch in 2011 as the head and director of Capital Strategy in charge of the Asia-Pacific area. He was tasked with the duty of advising hedge fund clients and creating meaningful introductions. In addition, Sam managed the capital allocations cycle besides facilitating funds of funds, foundations, endowments and pension. Bank of America was able to have a rolodex of 1,250 institutional investors. Eventually, Sam left the firm in 2012 to join Adanac LLC, BVI where he served as a director. He was able to invest in American starts ups and real estate.
In September 2013, Tabar went back to the legal field and joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as a senior associate in charge of handling hedge funds. At the firm, he was in charge of offering advice on private placement memorandums, fund formation and structure and side letters. Sam made the decision to leave the firm in March 2014 so that he could focus on his investments. On his free time, Sam likes to host parties and events.