Solo Capital is an investment firm that was founded by Sanjay Shah in 2011. The firm has three divisions. The first division is proprietary trading, which offers services like commodities, derivatives and FX. The second division is consulting, which offers services such as performance, human capital and investment. The third division is professional sports investments, offering commercial advisory and representation, talent acquisition, and asset and performance management. The firm is headquartered in London and the United Kingdom regulates it. And while the firm only started out with Sanjay and a handful of traders and graduates, it has now grown to have more than 100 employees, both part time and full time. The firm also has offices in Dubai now, which is where Sanjay Shah and his family have emigrated to. The firm, as of 2015, had a net worth of roughly 15 million pounds, assets equivalent to 67 million pounds and cash flow of roughly 30 million pounds.
Sanjay Shah helped Solo Capital get off of its feet and become an enormous success. Shah has also been successful in other business ventures. Shah owns Aesa S.a.r.l., which controls Solo Group Holdings, which controls Solo Capital. He also owns more than 35 other businesses around the world. These businesses are in every country from Malta and Luxembourg to the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom to the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
Shah got all of the business experiences by working for decades in the finance industry. After attending King’s College and getting his degree in accounting, Shah went to work for KPMG as a trainee chartered accountant. Shah then went on to work for other investment banking firms like ING Bank, Credit Suisse, Rabobank, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
Sanjay Shah is also very involved in charity. His son was diagnosed with autism the same year he founded Solo Capital, in 2011. Shah wanted to do everything possible to help his son. He put him in the best school and got him 24 hour support to ensure that he could develop to his full potential. Shah also found that there was significant funding for organizations that concentrated on assisting those effected by autism. However, there were not much funding going towards autism research. In Shah’s opinion, if there was more funding for research, more would be discovered and those organizations that help individuals and family effected by the disease could be even more helpful. This concept made Shah found Autism Rocks. This charity helps to raise money specifically for autism research. They raise the money by hosting private concerts with performers like Prince and Lenny Kravitz.