Sanjay Shah was born in London to immigrant parents. Shah’s parents had immigrated from Kenya when the British gave Kenya their independence. Shah decided he wanted to pursue medicine so he decided to study at King’s College in London. After taking several medical classes, Shah found out that medicine was not for him. He switched to accounting. During his college days, one of Shah’s favorite activities was DJing at clubs around London. After graduation Shah put his DJing career on hold and went to work for KPMG as a trainee chartered accountant. He then worked for Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, Credit Suisse, ING Bank and Rabobank. Shah worked in every position from the synthetic prime brokerage desk to the securities finance desk.
After Shah was fired, he decided not to look for another job. He did not like the hours of working in an investment job and he very much disliked the long commute from home to work and back every day. Shah made the decision to start his own investment firm. He called it Solo Capital. They started out very small, with only Shah, some graduates and a few traders. The firm was officially incorporated in 2011, with headquarters in London. The firm is regulated by the United Kingdom. Within several years, Solo Capital had become a well known firm. As of March 2015, the firm had a cash flow of over 30 million dollars, assets worth more can 67 million dollars and a net worth of over 15 million dollars.
The investment firm specializes in 3 unique areas. The first area is proprietary trading. Within this division, the firm offers services like commodities, FX and derivatives. The second division is consulting. Within this area, the firm offers services such as performance, human capital and investment. The third division is professional sports or boutique investment. In this area, the firm offers services like commercial advisory and representation, asset and performance management, and talent acquisition. The firm is controlled by Solo Group Holdings, of Sanjay Shah, which is controlled by Aesa S.a.r.l.
He has companies in The Cayman Islands, Malta, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, The British Virgin Islands and The United Kingdom. Shah has a net worth of 280 million dollars as of the beginning of 2016. Shah has taken a step back from Solo Capital and he is now pursuing both philanthropic and business interests in the music industry.