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Sam Tabar: Counselling Businesses to Greatness

Attorney Sam Tabar has been prosperous in both law and business. Currently, he is the Chief financial officer for Awearable Apparel, a New York-based investment management company. He also serves as Chief Operation Officer for FullCycle Fund. Sam graduated with honors from Oxford University.

He also holds a Masters of Law from Columbia Law School. During his time at Columbia Law School, he was an editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. Sam has spent much of his career developing financial strategies for big financial institutions.

According to Crunchbase, after graduating from the law school, Sam Tabar began his career by joining Skaddenb , Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, one of the most esteemed law firms in the world. At Skadden, he advised clients on things such investment management agreements, hedge fund structure and formation, and compliance issues. In 2004, Sam abandoned his legal career and moved into finance.

He joined PMA Investment Advisors as counsel. PMA is an entity of Sparx Group, which is based in Hong Kong. After working as a counsel for some time, he was promoted to Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development. In this role, Sam was tasked with developing a global marketing strategy for the firm. He managed to raise $1.2 billion in assets and introduced 400 additional investors to the company.

Sam’s success at PMA caught the eye of bigger financial institutions. In 2011, he joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was appointed Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. His responsibilities included advising hedge fund clients and introducing new investors to the company. During his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Sam Tabar managed to build a base of over 1250 institutional investors.

He left the firm in September 2012 to become the Director of Adanac LLC, BVI. He later went back to practicing law when he joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. At Schulte, Sam worked as a Senior Associate dealing with hedge funds.

Sam Tabar wants to share his success with the community. He is involved in a crowdfunding campaign to enable him fund development projects in Africa. He understands English, French, and Japanese. When he is not counseling clients on hedge funds, Sam likes traveling and hosting events.