Category: Financial Celebrities

Exploring the Worlds of Law and Finance

Sam Tabar, Chief Operating Officer of the FullCycle Energy Fund, has had a long career that has touched nearly all sectors of the financial world. Tabar got his start at the Sparx Group, where he worked as the Co-Head of Marketing for the largest and most active independent fund in all of the Pacific, and among the largest in mainland Asia. There he exhausted his efforts by managing all aspects of global marketing. This extended his stay in the region, particularly in Hong Kong where he was recruited by PMA Investment Advisors LTD to lead their Asset Raising Team, developing novel approaches for profit increase at the firm during his tenure there.

After making his mark on the Asian finance sector, Tabar continued his career in the United States, specifically in New York. Merrill Lynch hired him to be their Head of Capital Strategy, making him responsible for targeting investors of import to supply their buying options in the financial market, including foundations, pension funds, family offices and even endowments, giving managers at the bank an impressive portfolio to compile. In this position, indicates that Tabar also provided consultation in regards to Merrill Lynch’s operations, and assist in restructuring and efficiency of both teams in the front and back offices.

His career in finance may have taken him across the globe, but Tabar has also spent a great deal of time working in the realms of law, which undoubtedly helped him during his time in financial management. A recent graduate from Oxford University, Tabar soon continued his studies at Columbia Law School in New York City, where he obtained his Masters of Law degree. While at Columbia, he also served as editor of the Columbia Business Law Journal. After obtaining his license to operate law in New York State, he spent time as an attorney for Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom and Schulte, Roth & Zabel.

Either career track demanded a both effort and time from Tabar, but they did not limit his efforts in philanthropy and angel investing. One such example of this marriage of Tabar’s financial career and ideological leanings is his contribution to the operation of SheThinx, a company dedicated to re-branding feminine hygiene products that seeks to fights stigma while giving women a voice throughout Africa and Asia.  Sam Tabar has also created a GoFundMe page to do his own efforts for charity.

Tabar has continued his professional life in finance through hedge funds. He currently works as an investor and capital strategist, placing his resources and time on corporations that find their drive through passions that both have an international reach like he has and affect large portions of the world.