The 2008 Financial Crisis left Sanjay Shah without his accounting job or any prospects for future employment in the field, so he decided to begin his own boutique brokerage company. His company Solo Capital Markets began out of a small room Shah rented on the outskirts of London. Starting in 2009, he grew the company which now employs thousands.
Solo Capital Markets incorporated in 2011 and offers financial services such as investment, performance, and human capital consulting, professional sports investments, and proprietary trading. Five years later, Shah has a net worth of $280 million and now owns over three dozen companies in London, Dubai, Luxembourg, The British Virgin Islands, Malta, and The Cayman Islands. Solo Capital has also expanded globally with offices in Dubai as well as London and in 2014 Shah took over Park Lane Capital, a stockbroker with a focus on natural resources.
Sanjay Shah is more than just a broker, however. While his companies are thriving, Shah also spends his time doing charity work, notably with his own charitable organization called Autism Rocks. The organization helps to spread awareness about autism by bringing together musicians and singers from all over the globe for charity concerts.
Shah became interested in helping people understand autism when his young son was diagnosed with the disorder. Autism Rocks held its first concert in 2014 with Prince headlining and continues to bring well-known artists to help fund research and spread awareness. He also holds the position of trust director at the Autism Research Trust, a trust that provides donations to the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University.
Shah continues to run Solo Capital Markets while using his spare time to focus on spreading the word about autism. He believes that raising awareness for autism is crucial to help people understand the disorder better. Through research and other charitable organizations, Sanjay Shah hopes to help families and individuals living with autism. With the success of Solo Capital Markets, Sanjay continues to promote more concerts and shows with Autism Rocks, a charity which keeps growing in success and popularity.
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