Next week I will be heading out to see my good friend, Sam Tabar to do some golfing. Sam and I go way back and I am really looking forward to hearing more about everything he is doing these days. I am also really looking forward¬† to picking Sam’s brain about this year’s investing trends and what he thinks best bets are. Sam has always been a great attorney but he is also quite genius when it comes to business and finance.

Located in New York City, Sam Tabar is a high-profile attorney who has also mastered the perilous world of global business strategy. With an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a law degree from Columbia, Tabar joined one of the world’s top legal firms (Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP) while still in school. While at Skadden, Tabar provided clients with counsel in several key areas including hedge fund formation and investment management.

After Skadden, Tabar worked for SPARX Group, a global investment giant based out of Japan, and for their PMA Investment Advisors based out of Hong Kong. While originally hired as legal counsel for SPARX, Tabar eventually became their Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development. Tabar’s hedge fund expertise was soon put to good use, as he oversaw $2 billion dollar’s worth of investments and handled a roster of extremely wealthy clients. He directly contributed to the raising of $1.2 billion in additional assets for the SPARX Group. This position also provided Tabar with a proficient functional knowledge of the Japanese language.

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Tabar worked as Director and Head of Capital Strategy for their Asia-Pacific region starting in February of 2011. There, he provided the dual role of both legal counsel and manager of capital allocation. He particularly excelled in investor relations/introductions and eventually built another impressive list of investors for the corporation.

In 2012, Tabar took his business knowledge to Adanac LLC, BVI, where he was instrumental in the investment of several successful American start-up companies. He then brought his legal expertise and extensive knowledge of hedge funds to Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he was hired as Senior Associate.

Commodities, in particular, are a specialty of Tabar’s. A sometimes tricky investment option, commodities can make or break investors. Sam Tabar recently shared some of his expertise with CNBC for an article on investing in 2015 has a knack for guiding clients and businesses in the right direction. In fact,¬† and has gained a wealth of experience when it comes to problematic investments and how to avoid them in the global marketplace. He knows that above all else, extensive research and knowledge of a commodity’s history are the best tools for securing a safe investment that will yield returns.

I can’t wait to share about my visit with Sam when I get back!

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