Sanjay Shah: Conquering Different Industries

Sanjay Shah lives in Dubai with his wife, daughter and 2 sons. He moved there to open a branch of his firm, Solo Capital. Solo Capital is headquartered in London, England and was founded in 2011, after Shah had been one of the many who was laid off during the recession in 2009. When he was laid off, he decided not to look for another job because he hated having a long commute to work and he felt he could get his work done hours early but was frustrated that he could not leave work when he was finished. Starting his own firm, Shah realized, he would be able to have more personal freedom. So he did and it went well. Within a few short years, the firm has grown from a handful of employees to more than 100 in two offices in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Solo Capital offers services in the following areas: professional sports investments, proprietary trading and consulting. Within these divisions, the firm offers FX, derivatives, performance, talent acquisition, asset and performance management, commodities, investment, human capital and commercial advisory and representation. The firm now has a net worth of 15 million pounds, assets worth 67 million pounds and cash flow of 30 million pounds. The firm is also known as Solo Capital U.K., Solo Capital Markets and Solo Capital Limited. It is controlled by Solo Group Holdings and is regulated by the United Kingdom.

Because of the success of Solo Capital and in other businesses that Shah owns, Shah was able to retire early. This was especially important to Shah because the same year that the firm was founded, Shah and his family found out that one of his sons has autism. Shah immediately got into action. He got his son into the best school for children with autism. He also got his son a staff of 3 professionals to be with him 24 hours a day. In addition, Shah started concentrating his charitable giving. He gave to an autism institute in Dubai so that they could buy 2 minibuses. He also gave significant donations to different autism research foundations. Shah believes strongly that support needs to be given to the research side of autism charity because with more research, other organizations and medical professionals will be able to better serve those with and affected by autism.

Shah met with Snoop Dogg and decided he should form his own charity to raise money for autism research. The charity is called Autism Rocks and raises money through private concerts where the ticket is free but guests are asked to donate between 500 to 1000 pounds.

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Written by Becky

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