Sanjay Shah is a well-known businessman and philanthropist who has earned the nickname Captain in the financial world. A graduate of King’s College in London, England Sanjay received his degree in accounting. After graduation he began working for Credit Suisse, ING bank, Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen and Merrill Lynch to name a few of the prestigious jobs he has held. After the financial downturn of 2009 Sanjay left Merrill Lynch and started his own company Solo Capital. In a time of job uncertainty it was a risky venture to undertake. With a handful of college graduates and a small staff Sanjay built a multi-million dollar business in a few short years. Today Solo Capital which is owned by Solo Capital Group Holdings LTD has blossomed into a financial boutique worthy of its praise. Sanjay has acquired 36 companies in countries such as London, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Malta, Kenya, Denmark, Germany and Dubai. His most noteworthy acquisition was Old Park Lane Capital, a private invitation-only brokerage firm whose primary source of trading is natural resources securities. In 2015 Sanjay Shah and his partners purchased 99.9% of Varengold Bank AG in Hamburg, Germany.
Solo Capital groups owns such companies as Luxembourg Aesa S.a.r.l, Autism Rocks, Autism Research Trust, Hooloomooloo Holdings, Elysium Global Limited, Solo Capital, Solo Capital LTD in Dubai, Solo Capital Partners,Solo Group Holdings, Arche Cayman Limited, Ganymede Cayman Limited, Telesto Cayman Limited, SC Developed Market Equities Fund (OEIC) Limited and Varengold Bank to name a few of the various holdings he has amassed in a relatively short amount of time. To date Solo Capital is worth an estimated $280 million dollars.
Since his semi-retirement Sanjay Shah has directed his focus to Autism Research. In 2010 Sanjay set up the Autism Research Trust a charitable organization where he was appointed director in 2013. The trust is registered in England and Wales. In June of 2015 Sanjay Shah bout the Autism Rocks domain name for a staggering $100,000 in the hopes of generating awareness and donations for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is a cause dear to his heart, his son Nikhil, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After consulting with several British organizations the family was referred to the Autism Research Center in Dubai. Since its inception the Autism Research Trust has partnered with Cambridge University’s Autism Research department. Upon realizing there was not much known about this disorder, nor a cure, Sanjay began to brainstorm. He began Autism Rocks to raise awareness and procure donations for research. The first concert was an invitation only event which was headlined by Prince. Since the first concert he has organized several others including the now yearly Blended Festival in Dubai which features big name artists and unsigned acts as well.
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