A guy my husband knows from college who he just recently reconnected with, Sam Tabar was featured in a CNBC article revealing new year investment tips. My husband says Sam is really good at forecasting sound investments even amid economic uncertainty.
Sam Tabar has many accolades that have attributed to his success. He began his career of accomplishments by graduating with honors from Oxford University. Later, he attended Columbia Law School and served as Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. After finishing his law degree, he acquired a sundry of positions in prestigious law firms and financial firms. Here’s a little information about Sam Tabar that may pique your interest in his career.
After law school, he joined Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, which is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. While at Skadden, he helped his clients with private placement memoranda, side letters, investment management, hedge fund formation and structure, employment issues, and regulatory and compliance issues. He, later, left the legal field to join the world of finance with PMA Investment Advisors, which is a unit of Hong Kong’s Sparx Group Co.
While at PMA Investment Advisers, Tabar managed a $2 billion hedge fund and all aspects of global marketing and investor relations. He executed a strategic marketing plan for a firm that handled large family offices, ultra-high-net-worth clients, and targeted institutional investors.
Through this job, he was able to get a personal Rolodex of over 2000 potential qualified investors, and he helped his firm raise $1.2 billion in assets. He worked closely with the CEO and founding partners to ensure the success of his clients.
When Tabar joined the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, everyone expected him to perform well at the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. He spoke with over 1200 institutional investors about foundations, endowments, pensions, and large family offices.
Commodities were another area of focus where Tabar proved his intellectual ability. He focused on research because he knows the key to success is through exploring the commodity’s history. He warns investors to avoid problem products and find a safer commodity investment.
In general, it’s advisable to avoid poorly managed funds like US Natural Gas Fund or the United States Oil Fund. The UNG fell more than 75 percent indicating that the US Natural Gas Fund was not a good investment until they created more shares.
The USO share price was 50 percent lower than crude oil prices. When this happened, he advised clients that it was not a wise investment. This is how he protects his clients and helps them make wise investments.
Sam has sharpened his skills in a variety of positions and continues to search for new opportunities to expand his horizons. His curiosity and thirst for knowledge will make him a better investor.