Recently, Sam Tabar was the talk of the business world. This time, it was not as a Managing Director or as Chief Executive Officer but as an investor. Sam Tabar was announcing his investments in THINX and Verboten, start-up firms in the business world. THINX is a fashion outlet that specializes in selling women’s undergarments and directs part of its profits to charities helping women in Africa. Sam Tabar said the main reason he chose to invest in THINX was because of its sustainable and charitable business model. But before he became an entrepreneurs and investor, Sam Tabar was one of the highly ranked attorney and capital strategist of New York City. His successful career was marked with him working for notable firms such as Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, SPARX Group Co./PMA Investment Advisors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.
Now as a Lawyer Sam Tabar studied and graduated with honors from Oxford University for his business course and then went to Columbia Law School for his law studies. In this law school, he became the Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. After he finished his studies in 2001, he got a chance to work with Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. Skadden is a prestigious world class law firm and after some time in this firm, he was promoted to an Associate. At this world class law firm, Sam Tabar gave counsel to clients over the formation of hedge fund and its structure, technicalities of investment management agreements, how to come up with private placement memoranda and side letters. He also touched on employment regulations and business compliance issues.
In 2004, he joined PMA Investment Advisors, an outlet of Sparx Group Co. that operates in Hong Kong. This was the beginning of his career in business, and he joined this firm as counsel. He later became the Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development of the firm and was managing the firm’s global marketing facets and supervising investor relations at this $2 billion hedge fund. He led the firm to acquire assets worth over $1.2 billion in its management. Later in February 2011, Sam Tabar moved to Bank of America Merrill Lynch to work as its Director and Head of Capital Strategy for its Asia-Pacific market.