After graduating from Oxford University with honors, Sam Tabar went on to one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, Columbia Law School. While there he served as the Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.
In 2001 LinkedIn shows Tabar received his law degree from Columbia. Shortly after receiving his degree he began working at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. He remained there until 2004 at which point he decided to take his career in a whole new direction.
Leaving behind his very promising legal career, in September 2004 Tabar joined Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors as counsel. And just like with his legal career, Tabar quickly excelled in the world of finance. Though he started off as counsel, he quickly moved up the ranks and was eventually promoted to Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development.
While at Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors Tabar was responsible for handling all global marketing and all investor relations for a $2 billion hedge fund. In February 2011 Tabar decided it was time to move on and embark on the next phase of his career.
This time around he took a position as Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As Director and Head of Capital Strategy, Tabar worked with hedge fund clients and provided them with any counsel they needed. He also assisted with capital allocations between investors and fund managers.
Tabar worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch until September 2012. During his tenure he helped the firm build a supplemental rolodex that consisted of over 1,200 institutional investors. This is something you don’t see too often in this industry.
On year later, in September 2013, Tabar decided he was over the financial world and returned to his roots in the legal arena. He would join Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and work as a Senior Associate. While at Schulte Roth & Zabel Tabar worked with hedge funds and provided counsel in the following areas:
Private placement memoranda
Fund formation and structure
Regulatory and compliance issues
Investment management agreements
In March 2014 Tabar left the firm to pursue his next venture. That turned out to be FullCycle Fund which Sam Tabar is currently COO for. There’s more about Sam’s career from his personal website, otherwise he has an Instagram account that’s open for follows. Not to mention the causes that are near and dear to Sam’s heart, like raising money for the AWI that helps African children find medical care.