Samir Tabar is co-founder to Fluidity, a tech company with a mission towards tokenization and building a new system of trade (AirSwap). Before that, he was head of strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Before that, he helped build Japan's largest independent hedge fund. Before that, he was a lawyer for Wall Street law firm Skadden, Arps. Samir graduated from Oxford University in 2000 with an MA and BA. Then went on to Columbia Law School for his LLM.
My full name at birth is Samir Victor Tabar. My friends know me as Samir, but professionally I go by Sam Tabar.
I was born and raised in Canada. My dad was born in Nazareth and mom is from Quebec. They met at a train station in 1967. I have a younger brother who founded a media creation company and lives in Hong Kong.
I went to university in England and then law school in New York.
I started my career as a finance lawyer in New York and then moved to Tokyo to help build a fund focused on emerging markets. I then moved to Hong Kong as a banker to help navigate capital from the US to Asia.
While I was in finance, I felt the system was biased towards the middlemen and extreme wealth.
I moved back to New York and am now co-founder of a company focused on shaping the future of finance with the intention to make it more accessible to all. I spend most of my time as a strategist for a decentralized marketplace that anyone in the world can use without a middleman. I also help advise and seed companies focused on making a positive change in the world.
In my spare time, I like to paint, listen to music, work out and hang out with friends. I occasionally host salons about ideas I find interesting. I enjoy connecting people together and I really like to push myself in original thinking, especially in business.
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