Autism

About Solo Capital and Founder Sanjay Shah, A Leading Philanthropist

Sanjay Shah began his career with high aspirations. His parents are originally from Kenya, but immigrated to the UK in the 1960s. Sanjay grew up in the Marylebone neighborhood in London, and studied medicine briefly before deciding against becoming a physician. He then decided to study Accounting instead, which enabled him to obtain his first position out of school with the global firm Merrill Lynch, then to Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, ING, and Rabobank. The financial crisis motivated Sanjay to venture out on his own and start Solo Capital. This led to a massive financial gain for Sanjay as his venture was able to rapidly expand in London and Dubai. His goal of raising funds for autism research has amounted to a large sum, underlying the success of his philanthropic efforts. Sanjay made the headlines for earning a large sum of money by betting on European Sovereign Debt.

Another major turning point in Sanjay’s life was the birth of his son Nikhil. The boy was unable to hold down food, and this led to bloodwork at a children’s hospital in the UK. Doctors diagnosed Nikhil with autism based on the blood test results. His son’s diagnosis motivated Sanjay to become a philanthropist, at which point Sanjay decided to start Autism Rocks. This organization brings some of the best acts out front to put on performances which raise money for research into Autism. This philanthropic venture has enabled Sanjay to pursue something fulfilling which has had a positive impact on others.

The idea for Autism Rocks began over tea between Sanjay Shah and Snoop Dogg, and has a global impact. The charity launched in 2014 in London, which was an invite-only event. The event featured Michael Buble, Lenny Kravitz, and Drake. The funds are contributed to the Autism Research Trust at Cambridge University, which supports the Autism Research Centre. This is a long-term research project which has found methods of identifying potential individuals whom will develop Autism. Autism is the fastest-growing disorder, and boys are 5 times more likely than girls to develop the condition. This disease costs an average of $60,000 per year per family. Sanjay Shah is currently in a good financial position to help others and to pass on his wealth to those whom could benefit the most from autism research. Many families would not be able to spend $60,000 per year to help an autistic child, and Autism also has a high impact on the quality of life of the child.

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Solo Capital: A Piece Of The Pie For Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah has had a successful career in the financial industry and he is taking his success to new industries now.

Shah was born to Kenyan emigrant parents in London. He went on to study at King’s College, graduated and started a career in finance at KPMG. After KPMG, Shah worked for a variety of investment banks, including ING, Rabobank, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. When the recession hit, Rabobank had to let Shah go due to redundancy. But Shah was not interested in looking for another job. He did not enjoy the commute from his home to the office every day and he did not enjoy sitting in the office the entire day when he knew he could get his work done in half the time. So instead, Shah founded his own company, Solo Capital.

After gaining significant success with Solo Capital, including a pay check of 19 million pounds in 2011, Shah decided it was time for him to take a step back and pursue a few of his passions. Since Shah’s days at King’s College, he had loved music so he decided to make his way into the music industry by partnering with Done Events, a Dubai based promotional firm. Together, they created Blended, a jazz music festival. This is now an annual event with several thousand people in attendance.

Shah also decided to start a charity because his son was diagnosed with autism. The charity is called Autism Rocks and has already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for autism research.

Solo Capital is still moving forward and growing even as Shah has stepped back. The firm is also sometimes referred to as Solo Capital Markets, Solo Capital UK or Solo Capital Limited. It is controlled by Solo Group Holdings, which is controlled by Aesa S.a.r.l. Sanjay Shah owns both of those companies.

As of 2015, the firm had a cash flow of 30 million pounds, assets worth 67 million pounds and a net worth of 15 million pounds. While the company started out small, with only a few employees, it has now grown to more than 100 individuals, including 35 designated traders.

The firm provides a variety of services and products to their investors. They specialize in 3 main areas, which are professional sports investment, consulting and proprietary trading. Within each of these areas there are more specialties. In the proprietary trading division, the team works on FX, commodities and derivatives. In the consulting division, the team works on investment, performance and human capital. And in the investments divisions, the team provides talent acquisition, commercial advisory and representation and asset management.

Autism Rocks Solo Capital

Autism Rocks is a charity that was founded by Sanjay Shah to raise funds to find the cause and raise awareness. It became a passion of his to spend his efforts in researching the cause because of the recent diagnosis of his young son. He was diagnosed in 2011 after seeing specialist and doctors. He has been fortunate enough to have the funds to invest in research and development for his son, but realizes that not all people have that luxury. That is how Autism Rocks was born. He has worked in the music industry and has many friends that he knows who have helped stage concerts to raise money for the charity. He has worked with artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Prince and Michael Buble.

He wasn’t always in the music industry or the charity fundraising business. He worked as an accountant for many years. He originally attended King’s College to become a doctor and found that is not what he wanted to do. So he became an accountant but soon grew tired of the everyday hustle and bustle. The commute was adding extra time to his already busy schedule as an accountant, so he decided to open his own brokerage business. He hired several graduate students to help him get the business off the ground, and decided to commit to making the business work for a year. His broken business flowered into what’s called Solo Capital, and five years later has a net worth of $280 million. It is one of the leading financial firms in the Central London and Dubai areas. After the success of his business, he was able to take a back see to Solo Capital, and pursue other areas of interest such as Solo Capital.

His efforts with both businesses have raised many profitable experiences for Shah. He is in a financially stable position where he is able to focus and concentrator most of his efforts on raising funds for the charity Autism Rocks. He hopes that the money will help find the cause for Autism and help others cope. In the future, he hopes to convince some of the musicians in the business to donate a track from their soundtrack to help raise money for the cause.

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