Success is achieved through smart thinking and planning as well as proper execution and hard work. Sam Tabar is a successful attorney and capital strategist. Sam is an alumnus of the Oxford University and the Columbia Law School. While in the later school, Sam worked as an associate editor for the renowned Columbia Business Law Review. After his graduation from Columbia University, he was recruited at the Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP.
At Skadden, Sam was mandated with the duty of counseling clients on matters of hedge fund formation and structure. In addition, he drafted investment management agreements besides designing side letters and private placement memoranda. In a professional manner, Sam handled employment issues and compliance concerns. After serving for three years, Sam decided to switch careers and join the finance world.
In order to kick-start his career in finance; Sam was recruited at PMA Investment Advisors. PMA is a unit of Hong Kong-based Sparx Group Company. At the corporation, Sam served as the counsel and within a relatively short period, he became the managing director. While working in the business development department, he was in charge of managing marketing and investor relations around the globe. In addition, Sam was mandated with the duty of designing and executing a strategic marketing plan for the organization.
It is imperative to note that the $2 billion hedge fund targeted high net worth clients as well as institutional investors and large family businesses. Sam played a pivotal role in providing the firm with over 2,000 qualified investors in addition to developing over 400 additional investor introductions. Through Sam’s efforts, PMA was able to raise $1.2 billion in assets and enhance cohesion throughout the corporation.
In 2011, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch enlisted Tabar’s services in the position of the director of capital strategy. He was in charge of the larger Asia-Pacific region. In his role, Sam was instrumental in managing capital allocation cycles between investors and fund managers. At the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sam registered a rolodex of over 1,250 investors. In 2012, Sam joined Adanac LLC as a director. At the firm, Tabar funded American start-ups that include Verboten and THINX.
In 2013, Tabar decided to reenter the legal world. He joined Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP. Here, he served as a senior associate in charge of hedge funds. While working for the law firm, Sam provided advice on matters of employment, regulation, compliance and formation of funds. In addition, he helped investors comprehend about investment management agreements. After working for one year with the firm, Sam exited in 2014. Now he’s heading up FullCycle Fund, as the new COO of the company.