Solo Capital is an international investment firm that was founded by Sanjay Shah and incorporated in 2011. The firm offers various services that are specialized and produce excellent results. The first area that the firm specializes in is global boutique investment. Within this area, the firm provides everything from talent acquisition and commercial advisory and representation to asset and permanence management. The second arena that the firm offers to clients is proprietary trading. Within this division, the firm will provide clients with commodities, FX and derivatives. The third area that Solo Capital has a division in is consulting. They provide services like performance, investment and human capital.
Within five years the firm was able to create monumental success. The firm has assets surpassing 67 million dollars, cash flow of more than 30 million dollars and a net worth estimated at over 15 million dollars.
Solo Capital is located in London and the United Kingdom regulates them. They have more than 100 individuals employed with 35 of them being traders. The firm also has offices in Dubai, which is where Sanjay Shah and his family now live and due to its success Shah has stepped back from running the firm on a day to day basis.
Solo Capital is just one of Shah’s projects. He also owns more than 30 other companies around the world, including in London, The Cayman Islands, The British Virgin Islands, Malta, Dubai and Luxembourg. His net worth is estimated at roughly 280 million dollars and it is growing quickly.
Before Shah started his own firm and started buying up other companies, he was just a kid in London. His parents had moved to the city in the 1960s after emigrating from Kenya. Shah went on to study at King’s College in London and although he started out in medicine, he quickly realized that was not the occupation for him. He switched to accounting and pursued DJing in his free time.
When Shah graduated from university, he started at KPMG as a chartered accountant and then moved onto investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Rabobank, ING, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. He has served as everything from a chartered accountant and a member of a synthetic prime brokerage desk to a senior equity finance trader and the lead on a linear equity derivatives trading team.
Shah has also started up projects in the music industry. He has partnered with Done Events to host and annual jazz festival in Dubai and he has started his own charity, Autism rocks, to raise money for autism research by hosting small private concerts. He currently has plans to produce a compilation pop CD.