If ever in a conversation with Sam Tabar, it would undoubtedly end with Sam giving you advice about commodity investments or hedge funds or the market in general. As a recently appointed CEO of an investment firm it’s only natural. One piece of advice Sam likes to give people about commodity investments is funds that are poorly managed. Funds that are not managed properly can be a hazard. For example, United States Oil Fund is expected to benchmark the price of WTI light crude oil. Share price of USO is more than 50% lower than recent crude oil prices. The end result being, this would not be a good investment, not if you want to purchase and sell commodities with precise and detailed pricing.
So you will walk away from the conversation knowing that research is time well spent, prior to investing. If you do not have the time to do some research, then only invest a little until you do find the time. Watch and study the history of the commodity, in order to find out how it is being managed. An excellent commodity that is poorly managed can be the same as a bad commodity.
The love of investment has always been in Sam Tabar blood. And he likes to share that knowledge.
Graduating from Oxford University, Sam moved on to Columbia Law School. Serving as the Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review, he quickly learned that investment knowledge is good, however investment and legal knowledge is much better. After graduating he joined Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, which is a highly regarded law firm.
Eventually Mr. Tabar left the firm, landing himself a very sought after position as Director and Head of Capital Strategy for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Today Mr. Tabar is finding time to give back. He has added a startup company called THINX to his investment portfolio. THINX helps women in places like Africa to achieve their dreams by providing sanitary pads. Any customer that purchases underwear from THINX will be providing at least 6 reusable cloth sanitary pads for women in these areas. In this part of the world, women will generally miss days from work or school during these times. This move makes it clear, that Sam Tabar is not only a man with a lot of investment ideas, but also a lot of heart. Sam has also opened his own GoFundMe to continue helping the Children of Africa. Updates are frequently posted to his Instagram, about how the campaign is going.