Since Sam Tabar launched his career nearly 14 years ago, he has become a renowned authority on hedge fund formation and management and according to the latest finance news on CNBC, is the go-to guy for investment and savings tips this year.
Tabar, a New York attorney and capital strategist, began his education at Oxford University and went on to Columbia Law School, where he lent his talents to the Columbia Business Law Review as associate editor.
Immediately following his graduation from Columbia in 2001, Tabar had already secured a position at one of the world’s best law firms. He joined Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP as an associate, where Tabar lent his expertise to clients on all facets of hedge fund management, guiding the way through undertaking such as side letters, investment management agreements as well as regulatory and compliance concerns.
After three years with the firm, Tabar moved on to PMA Investment Advisors, an outfit run under the Hong King-based Sparx Group Co. Starting out with the company as counsel, Tabar soon proved to be a valuable member of the staff and earned a promotion to the post of managing director and co-head of business development. In this capacity Tabar was responsible for all global marketing for a hedge fund carrying an estimated worth of about $2 billion, and oversaw investor relations for that specific fund. Tabar also crafted and executed a marketing plan designed to draw in high-net worth clients across the globe, in addition to sizable family offices and institutional investors.
It was during Tabar’s tenure with PMA Investment Advisors that he first demonstrated his ability to establish strong connections in the business world, offering the company over 2,000 contacts of prospective investors and setting up about 400 investor presentations. The sharing of these contacts, coupled with Tabar’s assistance with the firm’s development of more than $1.2 billion in assets, made Tabar a critical component in the company’s continued success.
Tabar brought his knowledge of hedge funds to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in February 2011, at which time he accepted the position of director and head of capital strategy for the ban’s Asia-Pacific operations. In this role Tabar handled the whole capital allocations cycle alongside fund managers and investors and continued to offer clients his expertise about all things concerning hedge fund management. Tabar also continued to build on his existing track record of establishing solid business connections, facilitating introductions to institutional investors including endowments, foundations and pensions, and organized a database containing contacts for 1,250 institutional investors.
Tabar left Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2012 for a director’s position at Adanac LLC, BVI. While working with this company, Tabar invested in new American undertakings like Thinx and Verboten until he returned to the legal profession in the fall of 2013.
That’s when Tabar began his service as a senior associate with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he issued advice to clients regarding all facets of hedge fund management.