Sam Tabar is a New York City based capital strategist and attorney. Mr. Tabar earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Oxford University in 2000. Mr. Tabar also attended Columbia Law School and while a student he was the Associate Editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. Mr. Tabar is fluent in French and also speaks Japanese.
Mr. Tabar began his career as an Asscoiate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom, LLP in the fall of 2001. In 2004, he moved onto the Sparx Group Co./PMA Investment Advisor as the Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development. In 2010 Mr. Tabor made the move to Bank of America Merril Lynch and became the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. 2012 brought Mr. Tabar became the Director of Adanac LLC, BVI and in 2013 he became a Senior Associate at Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP.
In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Tabar is a hedge fund expert and offers advice on investing. He invested in THINX, a company that supports Women in Africa and America.
Mr. Tabar, an expert in the commodities field, cautions commodities investors about always performing their due diligence. Investing in commodities is all about research of the desired product and exploring and analyzing the history of the product and utilizing that information to formulate a reasonable prediction on how the product is likely to perform in the future. An additional piece of information to keep in mind when investing in commodities, according to Mr. Tabar is to watch out for problem products.
One other piece of advice Mr. Tabar offers to investors is to avoid funds that are poorly managed. It is important to look at the history and make sure the track record demonstrates a consistent and reasonable return on the investment. Each investor will have to decide what is reasonable based on the level of risk they are willing to take.
Mr. Tabar always tells investors that research is always the investor’s best friend. The research will provide the investor with insight and expertise into how the markets are performing and it will also give the investor an idea of how well the fund is being managed.
According to Sam Tabar, it is best to focus on commodities that are well managed. Mismanaged funds will be a minefield that becomes difficult to navigate in order to obtain a reasonable return. His LinkedIn pedigree really shows that he knows what he’s talking about, so it’s a good idea to give his concepts a good amount of thought.
Sam is also a massive music lover. Something that inspired him to create a SoundCloud account to share that interest.