My research for information on the financial service market in Google, gave me more information than I ever imagined. Solo Capital Markets popped up, but I knew nothing about them. Furthermore, I knew nothing about Sanjay Shah, and his passion for the industry. Needless to say, I had finally stumbled upon a different aspect of the financial markets.
Solo Capital, based out of London, England, focuses on the areas of propriety trading, but it also focuses on investments in sports and consulting. In 2015, the firm reached millions in revenue, making 2015 a sweet success. This stems from the success of Solo Capital, as well as three dozen companies across the world that Shah owns.
I find Shah’s accomplishments amazing, considering that he wasn’t involved in the financial markets when he first started. When he first attempted a field in medicine Shah knew that it wasn’t for him, but working as an accountant gave him a fresh view of what working with finances would be like. This was his first glimpse at how profitable banking could be.
Once the economy began to collapse and his employment seemed to be in jeopardy, Shah decided to launch his own brokerage firm. What I love most about Shah isn’t just his determination that made him a success, but his founding of Autism Rocks. It is my opinion that those entrepreneurs that push for success are often the quickest to launch their efforts in philanthropy too.
I did learn that Shah had been making contributions to children in India for many years, but he wasn’t sure what else he could do to contribute. When Shah’s son was diagnosed with Autism, his desire to do more was founded in what he could do for his son. Autism Rocks finally got it’s own website in 2015 when Shah forked out six figures to buy the domain name for this website.
As a trustee for the Autism Research Trust, I’m sure that Shah will be able to help many families that have children with autism as well as researchers in the future.