Hedge funds are formed when many wealthy investors pool their money together. The money is then invested by a financial expert in the hopes of making the largest profits possible. Sam Tabar has made a great living for himself in the world of hedge funds. He started out on the legal side of hedge funds by giving advice to people who wanted to find out what was involved with starting one. Sam would go over various legal and regulatory compliance issues with his clients to make sure these people did not run into any problems once their hedge fund was up and running. Sam received a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University in England. He graduated that prestigious academic institution with honors. He would then apply to Columbia law school where he would be accepted and graduate in 2001 with a Juris Doctor degree.
Sam Tabar spent three years working for the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. These were very important years for him because they allowed him to come into contact with some of the most powerful financial players in New York City. These people would be very valuable contacts when Tabar would eventually decide to leave Skadden and get involved in the management side of hedge funds. 2004 was the year that Tabar finally decided that it was time to make the leap into hedge fund management.
He was able to find employment at the Hong Kong offices of PMA Investment Advisors. This was the ideal job for him because his bosses at the company left him alone and allowed him to work without constant oversight. He was promoted to the position of Co-Head of Business Development. This put him in control of the company’s hedge fund investor relations. This enabled Tabar to finally take advantage of all the contacts he had compiled during the previous three years working at Skadden. Tabar called all of the rich and powerful people that he had counseled back when he was working in New York City. He convinced them to work with him again and invest their money in the hedge fund he was overseeing.