Some people are born knowing what they’re meant to do with their lives. According to Bloomberg, Sam Tabar is one of those people. Shortly after graduating from Oxford University, with honors, he attended Columbia Law School. He was even Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. Naturally, after graduating from Columbia, he passed the New York State Bar.
In 2001, he joined Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher, & Flom LLP. The prestigious law firm is one of the most trusted law firms in the world. His role as an associate meant he was responsible for counseling clients on hedge fund formation and structure. He also counseled clients on investment management agreement needs, side letters, and compliance issues.
In 2004, Sam made the decision to leave the legal world and pursue a career in finance. She left Skadden and began working at PMA Investment Advisors. PMA parent company, Sparx Group Co. is based out of Hong Kong. He joined PMA Investment as a counsel but was quickly named Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development.
It was while working for PMA Investment Advisors that Sam Tabar would accomplish one of his greatest successes. Not only did his manage all of the company’s facets of global marketing, he managed a two-billion-dollar hedge fund.
He also provided PMA with a personal rolodex of more than 2,000 qualified investors. He went out of his way to develop over 400 investor introductions on top of the 2,000 he had already developed.
In 2011, Sam went to work for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was named Director and Head of Capital Strategy shortly after joining. Again, he was responsible for counseling clients on matters of hedge funds. He was also overseeing introductions with several major types of clients. A year later, Sam left Merrill Lynch and began investing in properties and startups like Thinx and Verboten.
Sam Tabar would later rejoin the legal world in 2013. He joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as its new Senior Associate. He again continued his counseling on hedge funds until March of 2014.