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Sanjay Shah and his rise into the philanthropic world

Solo Capital Markets is a well-known international boutique company that deals with financial services. The company’s headquarters are in London, and are confined to the United Kingdom’s regulations. The firm was incorporated in September 2011 and is also known as Solo Capital UK and Solo Capital Limited. At the end of March 2015, the partners of Solo Capital had a net worth of 15.45 Million pounds, a cash flow of 30.26 Million pounds and assets amounting to 67.45 Million pounds.

Solo Capital Partners is primarily managed by Solo Group Holdings. Sanjay Shah is the founder and CEO. Shah is also the owner of Aesa S.a.r.l, a firm that also manages Solo Group Holdings. Shah is a brilliant entrepreneur who numerous other companies in London; The Cayman Islands, The British Virgin Islands and Luxembourg.

Shah’s career however did not start in the investment and financial industry. He had studied medicine before he decided that being a doctor did not cut it for him. He became an accountant and was employed by investment banks like Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. He later became redundant in 2009 when there was a financial crisis and with no prospects for a new job, Shah began his own brokerage firm. This was the only way Sanjay could make a living without limiting his income prospects. He went ahead and rented a small office and hired a few graduates and traders. This was the start of Solo Capital. Five years later, Sanjay had a net worth of $280 million and Solo Capital had offices in based in London and Dubai.

Shah also started Autism Rocks. The organization’s goal is to raise money for research and to raise awareness about autism by hosting concerts. The idea to start this organization was born after Sanjay’s son was diagnosed with autism in 2011 at the age of 4. The first concert was an invite only affair that was held in 2014 with a performance by Prince. Since then, consequent concerts have featured Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, Drake and many well-known DJs.

To spread the awareness through his platform, Autism Rocks, Shah went ahead and spent $100,000 to set up a website under the domain name, Autism.Rocks, for the company. Sanjay is also a trustee at Autism Research Trust and has been the trust director since January 2013.

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Sanjay Shah Combines Two Of His Favorites In Autism Rocks

Sanjay Shah found a way to combine his love of music with his love for his son Nikhil, who happens to have autism. As founder and CEO of Autism Rocks, Shah started a Go Fund Me fundraiser for his charity. All funds raised by this campaign go to the Autism Research Trust, of which Shah is a trustee, which in turn funds autism research at Cambridge University. These projects are not looking for a cure; they are investigating intervention programs that offer the greatest benefit to children with autism. This will help parents, like Sanjay Shah and his wife, understand how their autistic child is feeling and what he or she needs.

Shah came up with the idea for Autism Rocks while entertaining rapper Snoop Dogg at his Dubai home. He decided to invite wealthy friends and business associates to private concerts with big names from the music industry. Shah knew that people in London and Dubai wouldn’t mind donating to a worthy cause by buying a ticket to see Lenny Kravitz or Prince in an exclusive setting.

Autism Rocks is the latest endeavor in wealthy businessman Sanjay Shah’s illustrious career. Born in 1970, Shah is widely known as the founder and CEO of Solo Capital Partners, a private investment firm, however, after moving from London to Dubai, he says that he is semi-retired. After studying medicine at King’s College in the U.K., Shah decided that his real interest was accounting. After holding several jobs at prestigious trading firms, Shah, like so many others, found himself out of a job during the recession. However, his redundancy was a blessing in disguise, since it pushed Shah to open Solo Capital Partners, which made him a millionaire.

Currently, Shah is living in Dubai with his wife and three children. He’s said to have a net worth of $280 million, enough to provide his youngest son with all the therapy he needs, nevertheless, Sanjay Shah understands that other parents with an autistic child are not as fortunate. He’s made several personal donations, besides raising money for research, to help wherever it is needed the most.

Microsoft Offering Jobs to Individuals Diagnosed with Autism

The United Nations in New York City recently held an event to advocate for people with Autism, and also in celebration of Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd. The message of the New York gathering was “Autism, The Employment Advantage” .

Microsoft, the king of software, is well known for their work with people suffering disabilities, giving these people a chance to shine in important positions. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for someone with a disability such as Autism to find a work. Microsoft’s Flavio Maluf (read more at is changing that, in a new pilot program being offered which focuses on providing people with Autism full time jobs.

There is a wide range of opportunity for these individuals, each position offering something different for each person. Microsoft explains that people with Autism are often very detail oriented, and skilled with math and computer coding. Definitely qualities Microsoft needs in their employees, and they don’t plan on overlooking any body just because they have been labeled by society as “disabled”.

The company plans to help reduce the harmful stereotypes people with disabilities often face, while also giving them a chance to earn a good paycheck, gaining the confidence that was knocked out of them too many times by intolerance.