Solo Capital Markets is a boutique investment, proprietary trading and consulting firm based in London, England. The firm was incorporated in 2011 and falls under the regulatory authority of the United Kingdom.
Solo Capital was founded by Mr. Sanjay Shah after loosing his accounting job in the financial sector during the market crash in 2008. Solo Capital Market originally used a tiny room on the outskirts of London as an office, however today Solo Capital owns it corporate offices.
Finance was not the first career choice for Mr. Shah however, he original intended to become a doctor. After several years studying medicine Mr. Shah concluded that he was more interested in accounting and finance than he was in medicine.
Mr. Shah was employed as an accountant in the financial sector in London for several years, including a bank in North London, before he founded Solo Capital. These accounting positions left Mr. Shah frustrated do to the time wasted every morning and evening traveling to and from work. The ten hour workdays the job required left him feeling wasted and he decided to leave the financial industry all together.
However, the financial crisis of 2008 began before he made his exit. The banking industry took a major hit during the crisis and many people lost there jobs, including Mr. Shah. It was in the aftermath of this crisis that Mr. Shah, now unemployed, founded Solo Capital in that tiny office.
The success of Solo Capital has made Mr. Shaw a wealthy man who owns at least three dozen companies in places like London, Dubai, Malta, Luxembourg, British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. He acquired institutional and invitation only stockbroker Old Park Lane Capital in 2014. Mr. Shah has a reported net worth of $280 million U.S. and considers himself to be retired.
His philanthropic efforts include the founding Autism Rocks, an organization which uses music concerts to raise money and increase autism awareness.
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