From time to time on Video IPO, we like to do an industry feature of someone who’s making a difference and making the news (feel free to reach out if you think you fit the bill). Today we have Sam Tabar, an attorney and capital strategist from New York and personal friend.
Sam started out as an Associate in an LLP company before he moved onto working on developing businesses and working on financial and capital strategies. Before that, he was at Oxford University. He graduated there with honors. He went to Colombia Law School after that, and once he graduated from there he moved onto a prestigious law firm as an associate.
This was right after 2001. Sam worked throughout the years including on huge funds such as a $2 billion hedge fund in the capacity of helping with investor relations. Sam was also responsible for creating marketing goals within the company that focused on family offices and particular investors in institutions.
This also included focusing on clients with a very high net worth.
Tabar has an interesting career trajectory, which is outlined on his LinkedIn profile. In 2011, he started out at Bank of America as the Director for Capital Strategy. While he was there, Sam focused on collecting more than 1200 institutional investors. He joined a law firm shortly after that, but left it again in 2014.
As you can see on his YouTube account, Sam can speak French and English fluently, and he has the ability to speak Japanese at a functional level. He is interested in traveling and hosting events. Sam’s personal interest is largely in commodities. He has written extensively on Thumbtack about the importance of extensively researching and gaining information about commodities before committing to any kind of investment.
He talks about how making wise decisions in this area is often related to the amount of research you do and how thorough it is. You have to really get into the histories of the commodities you are looking at as deeply as you possibly can.
After all, according to Mr. Tabar it’s often the case that if you understand the history of a commodity, you’ll be able to better predict what that commodity is going to do in the future. This way you can do investments that are more of a certain bet.
Another important thing Mr. Tabar often tells people is to watch out for the other side of the issue, which is identifying commodities that could give you serious trouble. Mr. Tabar often emphasizes safety when he gives advice about commodity investment.
Mr. Tabar always underlines how important it is to avoid funds that don’t have good management. This is because even short-term gains that they might post will only encourage people to buy more and more, which will only increase their losses in the long run when the funds inevitably decides to go downhill.
That’s why it’s so important to look out for funds that are poorly managed by keeping an eye open for the signs that this could be the case. One example that Mr. Tabar posted on Facebook to get some debate going was the Us Natural Gas Fund. Those who invested in that fund lost three-quarters of their money due to the fact that it was poorly managed overall.
If you’re interested in learning anything more about Sam, you can visit his official website. He also has some pretty interesting thoughts/tweets on Twitter if social media’s your thing.