In 2001, Sam Tabar graduated from Columbia Law School where he distinguished himself as a bright and motivated attorney with a big future. Combined with his undergraduate work at Oxford University and time spent serving as Associate Editor for the Law Review at Columbia, Tabar had established an enviable schooling resume that landed him his first job as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, a prominent global law firm.
During his three-year stint at Skadden, he worked on a variety of endeavors related to the world of high finance. He illustrates on LinkedIn that this job included structuring of hedge funds, investment industry compliance, high-level management employment issues and client relations. He left Skadden in 2004 in order to position himself more directly involved in the investment industry.
In September of 2004, Tabar was hired as legal counsel for PMA Investment Advisors, a unit of Sparx Group Co. based in Hong Kong. In quick order, he was appointed as Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development. His primary responsibilities included development of large hedge funds and a strategic marketing program designed to draw elite institutional investors and high net-worth individuals, using his impressive list of financially qualified connections.
Based on his success at PMA, Tabar was nabbed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch to join the organization in 2011 as its Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. During his short stint at B of A, he acted as liaison between wealthy investors and the company’s hedge fund managers. He was also able to bring in a lot of new business by cultivating relationships with an impressive collection of global institutional investors.
The continuing demand for Tabar services had him on the move to Adanac LLC in September of 2012. At Adanac, he served as Investment Director, leading the investment efforts in a variety of real estate projects and start-up companies such as Thinx and Verboten.
When Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP went looking for a new Senior Associate to handle different aspects within its capital investment/hedge fund client base, they went calling on Tabar who joined the firm in September of 2013.
By March of 2014, he was ready to head out on his own and left the company to serve as a private consultant for a variety of high-profile investors. He is currently plying his trade by advising investors on the idiosyncrasies of investing in hedge funds and commodities.
On a personal level, Tabar is a well-traveled, sophisticated individual who enjoys visiting exciting locals all over the world and interacting with interesting individuals on a personal level while hosting events. As he’s made known on his YouTube channel, he is fluent in English, French and is also able to hold his own using conversational Japanese. Visit Sam’s official website for more details on his background.
Note: Sam Tabar is not the actor of the same name.