Sam Tabar is a renowned lawyer and capital strategist operating from New York City. Sam started his career in 2001 after graduating from Columbia at one of the most prestigious legal firms in the world, Skadden, working as an associate. He left legal industry and moved into the business industry. He joined SPARX Group where he served as the MD and also Co-Heading Business Development section of the company. Sam studied at Oxford University where he earned his honors in law, and joined Columbia Law School as an Associate Editor in charge of Columbia Business Law Review.
At Skadden, Tabar was responsible for counseling clients on formation and structure of hedge funds, investment management contracts, side letters, work related issues as well as rules and regulations relating to hedge funds. He worked for three years at Skadden, when he decided to quit legal industry to join finance world at PMA Investment Advisors, a subsidiary of SPARX Group Co. which is based in Hong Kong. He started working at this company in September 2004 as a counsel, but he was promoted soon to the position of Managing Director, and also serving as Co-Head of Business development division.
At PMA Investment Advisors, Sam Tabar was responsible for managing global marketing deals for a hedge fund worth $2 billion. In addition, Sam developed new marketing strategy for his company that lead to opening of more marketing opportunities and focusing more on large family businesses, institutional clients, and high-net worth individuals and clients across the world. He gave the firm a list of about 2000 potentially qualified investors, and he further introduced 400 investors into firm. Sam Tabar led the company to raise about $1.2 billion in AUM, and he would work in close association with Chief Executive Officer and founding partners of the company.
He left the company and was appointed the Director and head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America. The company was operating in the Asia-Pacific region, and Tabar provided counsel to the company’s hedge fund clients. He also targeted and introduced new clients to institutional investors like foundations, pensions, and endowments among others. He was also assisting and managing the whole capital allocations to investors and fund managers. During his tenure at the bank, Sam Tabar had developed a rolodex of more than 1,250 institutional investors for the company.
He left the company in September 2012, where he invested in properties and also target start-ups like Verboten and Thinx. After almost ten years in the corporate world, Sam re-entered the legal industry in September 2013, and joined Schulte Roth legal firm as a Senior Associate focusing on hedge funds. He provided legal advice to the firm and its clients, and he left the company in March 2014.
After making an Investment in THINX last year, Sam was inspired to do more for Africa than just help women find work opportunities. He also set up a separate Go Fund Me account, specifically designed to help the children of Africa that are in desperate need of medical care. You can find the page, and even donate here.