My friend from law school, Sam Tabar is a rising star in the world of hedge fund management and business development, making news again with CNBC on his latest wisdom on 2015 investing He first delved into the field of law at Oxford University, where Tabar graduated with honors in 2000. He went on to pursue his master degree in the legal world by graduating from the Columbian Law School in 2001. The highly qualified student also acted in the capacity of associate editor for Columbia Business Law Review during the academic year.
After Columbia, Sam Tabar bagged a coveted position as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, which is one of the top law firms in New York. During his tenure at the esteemed law firm, he advised many clients in areas, such as hedge fund formation, investment agreements, private placement memoranda, side letters and employment issues.
After 3 years of service, he left the law firm and plunged into the financial world despite a promising law career. Sam Tabar joined Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors in September, 2004 as a counsel but was promoted to the position of managing director and co-head of business development after proving his skills and expertise in the business development field.
Sam Tabar proved his worth in the company by managing a $2 billion hedge fund, building and managing investor relations and taking care of the company’s global marketing efforts. He also advised his investors on key decisions pertaining to their investments. He was instrumental in attracting more than 2,000 investors for the company. By the time he left the company, the company bagged an additional 400 investors on its portfolio. Sam Tabar’s business acumen unparalleled planning skills assisted him in raising more than $1.2 billion in assets for the firm.
In September 2011, Tabar left the firm to commence his equally promising financial career in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch as director and head of global strategy for Asia-Pacific region. In the capacity of director, he assisted the company’s hedge fund clients, attracted new institutional investors and managed the capital allocation cycle. The role also involved frequent communication between fund managers and investors. During his tenure at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sam Tabar provided the company with more than 1,250 institutional investors.
In September 2012, he left the company to become the Director of Adanac LLC. At Adanac, he invested in various American start-ups. Tabar also joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as senior associate a year later. He combined his experience in hedge fund management and knowledge of financial law to counsel clients on investment management agreements, fund formation and structure, employment issues, side letters, private placement memoranda, compliance issues and other key areas. He left the law firm in March 2014.
The New York based attorney’s unique experience in the financial world and knowledge in legal matters makes Sam Tabar the perfect counsel for any investor.