Solo Capital Markets was the brain child of its founder Sanjay Shah, a British businessman. Mr. Shah began studying medicine and then decided it was not for him and switched gears and became an accountant. He was employed by several investment and banking type companies including Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.
Utilizing his experience in the financial world he was able to guide Solo Capital to becoming one of the premier boutique investment companies. He assembled a very experienced team of investment professionals and they set the course to focus on proprietary trading, consulting and sports investments.
Sanjay Shah always had a philanthropic side to his character and personality, but it blossomed after his youngest son was diagnosed with autism and that became his focus. He researched autism and sought to help find a cure and promote awareness. Mr. Shah found through his research that autism is a disability that affects development and is one of the, if not the fastest development disorder in the world. Autism is characterized by development and communication skills difficulties and tosses a quagmire into the mix when it comes to social relationships. Children with autism typically have a narrow but strong field of interests and often experience repetitive behavior. Autism is something that is carried through the victim’s entire life and can be managed.
He founded a foundation called “Autism Rocks” and works to raise funding opportunities through music, more specifically by sponsoring concerts. The first concert his foundation sponsored was held in 2014 and the invitation only event featured the late musician and entertainer Prince. The concerts following have been successful ventures and feature well known musicians, recording artists and disc jockeys.
Mr. Shah is a trustee of the Autism Research Trust, which provides financial donations to the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University. He took on the role of Trustee Director in 2013 and has worked tirelessly to bring awareness to a medical affliction that is largely misunderstood. His efforts have been applauded within the autism community and many families are the recipients of a positive experience through the awareness Sanjay Shah has brought.
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