Retired investment trader, Sanjay Shah, owns an empire of financial services brokerage, including Solo Capital. Now, Shah didn’t have heart set on becoming an entrepreneur. In fact, he actually attended King’s College where he got his medical degree. While healthcare is a highly coveted industry today, Shah had no regrets in abandoning a profession in medicine. In pursuit of a comfortable life in the city’s downtown core, Shah secured an accounting position. Merrill Lynch was the first institutional bank to hire him before Rabobank, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a lasting career as Shah had eyes on a grander vision. The collapse of the financial industry ruined any possibility of long-term job opportunities. With this new stumbling block and no income, Shah decided to launch a private brokerage. Under Solo Group Holdings, he runs a collection of financial services advisory. Solo Capital, a full-time financial services startup founded by Sanjay Shah in 2011 stands out as a top-grossing brokerage today.
The multi-million dollar investment banking specialist, Solo Capital, recently acquired Old Park Lane-Capital, a private UK stockbroker. With this expansion, it’s planning to penetrate other market segments such as natural resources, of which, Old Park Lane-Capital is a specialist. The firm’s chief executive and president, Sanjay Shah, believes it’s an advantageous consolidation for both Solo Capital and natural resources manager, Old Park Lane-Capital. Today, Solo Capital operates in Dubai and London. The consulting firm is a specialist of proprietary stock trading. Sanjay Shah takes care of the day-to-day operations of the consultancy. Additionally, he’s spending a considerable amount of time sponsoring philanthropic endeavors. In 2011, he learned of his youngest son’s autistic condition. This shocking reality later motivated him to establish Autism Rocks. It’s a privately-funded organization that stages music concerts to raise money for autism research.
The beneficiary, ART (Autism Research Trust) has appointed Sanjay Shah as a board trustee. ART funds the studies undertaken by the ARC (Autism Research Center), a component of Cambridge University. Autism Rocks is an independent sponsor of the projects these organizations mastermind. In 2014, Autism Rocks staged its first private concert showcasing Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, Drake, Michael Buble and more. Additionally, Shah successfully secured an entertainment promotions contract with Done Events, a celebrated Dubai-based agency. A passionate music lover, Shah’s grand vision is to host reggae music concerts such as “Blended,” annually. The millionaire businessman owns over 36 different investment brokerages, including Aesa Sarl.
Now valued at $280 million, Shah ranks among some of the volatile investment banking industry thriving new brands. Today, Sanjay Shah spends time doing charity work, managing his large empire and entertaining the family. He has lovely three children with Usha, his wife. His presence as a sponsor to charities such as Plan International dates back a decade ago. With his generous contributions, the organization’s effort to support needy children in the remote corners of India is possible.