George Soros a fighter for minorities and the underprivileged

George Soros is a beloved and respected by people all over the world. George Soros is founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations. According to the OSF’s website, Soros has given away more than $12 billion to date. His financial contributions have been used to defend freedom of expression and holding governments accountable and supporting societies that support justice and equality.

Soros is Hungarian born and has strongly supported minorities in Europe who have been discriminated against. He has supported the Roma people and also supports those ignored by many in Europe including drug users, sex workers and LGBT people. Soros and his family survived the horrific 1944 Nazi occupation, which led to the slaughter of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews.

Soros family survived the Nazi oppression by using false identification papers and hiding their true backgrounds. They also helped others escape as well. Soros and his family are fighters and fought back “evil force” that was stronger than them but was victorious. Soros left Hungary in 1947 as the Communists were beginning to take control of the country, following the war. He managed to make it to London, where he picked up several part-time work as a railway porter and night-club waiters. Read his profile at Washington Times.

While in London, George Soros attended the London School of Economics and later left for America, where he began his successful career in the financial and investments world. He launched the Soros Fund Management in 1970, which led him to become one of America’s most successful investors, according to OSF. In 1956, Soros found a job at Wall Street brokerage firm F.M. Mayer

Soros used his wealth to launch the Open Society Foundation, which fought for individual rights. According to the OSF he has been philanthropic in the United States, Africa and Asia, supporting efforts to create democratic societies. According to Biography.com Karl Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies is a pillar of Soros’ Open Society Foundations. A key to Soros’ from the book is that any society can thrive when they operate free and open and respect the individual. Read more on nytimes.com

Through George Soros’ success as an investor, in 2015 he was named as the 21st richest person in the world, having a $26 billion dollar net worth. George Soros has taken to writing several books discussing investing and the global economy and even the war on terror. George Soros has become a giant in the financial world and within the arena of philanthropy.

Sam Tabar Just Landed A High Profile Gig

Some people are lucky to have found their career path early in life. Looking back at Sam Tabar’s career choices, it could be argued that he’s had a passion for the fund management industry since he was a child. He has spent much of his career in that profession and doesn’t seem to be bringing that career to an end anytime soon.

When talking about Sam’s career, it would be a gross injustice not to mention he was once Head of Capital Strategy for Merrill Lynch; also referred to as Bank of America. As Head, he was responsible for providing fund managers with targeted introduction to their institutional investors. Their investors would be clientele comprised of endowments, foundations, pensions, fund of funds, and family offices, big and small. He also partook in consulting on operational and legal matters. He even helped build the office teams that ran the front and back offices.

Prior to sharpening his specialized skills, he was Co-Head of Marketing for Sparx Group. This is where he got his first taste of working on a global scale. Sparx Group (PMA) is the largest independent fund in Asia Pacific. Sam managed all facets of their global marketing efforts. He also holds to college degrees; one Masters of Law, he earned from Columbia Law School and a Bachelor of Arts, he earned from Oxford University. While at Columbia, he was also the editor of their Business Law Journal. But his law focus passion is not behind him, as he is still a member of the New York State Bar.

Early this year, Sam Tabar was named the new COO of FullCycle Energy Fund. This is a great achievement in Sam’s professional life. As COO, it will be Sam’s responsibility to oversee the company’s fund management strategy. This is not something that is new to Sam; he’s been overseeing fund management strategies ever since he left Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate, and Flom, a law firm he once worked for. Sam also hopes to further explore eco-friendly fuels.