Does legal qualification have anything to do with financial expertise? This seems absurd until you consider the resume of Sam Tabar. He is a lawyer whose knowledge and expertise in hedge fund management is arguably unparalleled.
Sam Tabar is a licensed attorney who practices law in New York State. He graduated with an MA and BA in law from Oxford University in 2000. He thereafter joined the Columbia Law School for his LLM where he also served as the Associate Editor of Columbia Law School.
In 2001, he became an associate at the prestigious Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLP. At Skadden, Sam Tabar counseled clients on the formation and structures of hedge funds, employment issues, private placement memoranda, regulatory and compliance issues, and investment management agreements.
He worked at Skadden until 2004 and then joined the Sparx Group PMA Investment Advisors and after a year’s time, he became its Managing Director and the co-head of Business Development. According to Bloomberg, in this position, Sam Tabar brought more than 2000 investors to the firm.
He is also credited for coming up with creating asset raising strategies and product development, generating assets to the tune of $ 1.2 billion.
As the Head of Capital Strategy for Merrill Lynch at the Bank of America, Tabar was instrumental in introducing fund managers to institutional investors such as pensions, family offices, endowments, foundations and funds of funds.
In 2013, Tabar went back to the legal field and became an associate at Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP, focusing his practice on hedge funds, regulatory and compliance issues and fund formation and structure. He later left the firm in 2014.
Investments and Personal Interests
As a capital strategist, Sam Tabar has made some significant investments in THINK, a star-up firm that focuses on empowering women in developing nations in Africa and Asian nations. Away from his jobs, Tabar is interested in traveling and hosting events. He is fluent in both spoken and written English and French.
According to Art Station, Sam Tabar has enjoyed an incredible career and gained extensive knowledge outside his legal profession. His knowledge and expertise, gained over the long span of his career makes Tabar an authority in matters to do with investments and particularly, hedge fund management.