The Great Autism Rocks Solo Capital

A visit by Snoop Dog, who is arguably the world’s most famous rapper, to the home of Hedge-Fund manager Sanjay Shah was the turn of all events. The visit rekindled Sanjay’s desire to contribute towards autism research and made him begin the Austim Rocks charity center.
As Sanjay explains, it was a bizarre but thrilling experience. It was more than just the visit as Sanjay got inspired by the artist to get back to music. He had passion for music and he used to promote gigs while in Kings College University in London. The passion had not gone away and the visit made him decide to play gigs and raise money for his autism research.
This idea of raising charity to help fund the research into Austim was born the day Snoop Dog visited, but Sanjay says the desire was aroused much earlier after his 2 year old son became a victim of the condition. The youngest son Nikhil was established with autism in 2011 and since he had nothing to do, he ventured into donating funds to support the research and increase the understanding of the condition.
Sanjay pursued his course, and with determination he was able to personally perform shows with great artists such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Costello and Joss stones which helped to raise more than 4 million US dollars to help in the autism research. The money, according to Sanjay is directed to the Autism Research Trust (ART) which is turn helps in supporting research processes by the Autism Research Center (ARC). The research center is based at Cambridge University and it is mandated with understanding all the information regarding the conditions such as in finding out who is likely to develop autism and what are the causes of the condition. At the moment, ARC, headed by Prof Simon Baron-Cohen is running a total of 15 long term projects. Their objective is to understand the whole Autism condition and find out and evaluate how to intervene and support those people suffering from the condition.
Sanjay used to work for Morgan Stanley as a banker for a period of 20 years. He later established his own business opportunity in 2008 after leaving his job as a banker and remained unemployed. He moved to Dubai in 2009, a place he says has a lot of good opportunities because there are many starts that travel to other parts after passing through there.
He named his fledging venture Solo Capital, and since for a period of 7 years the business has been able to expand and employ more financial experts. Its offices are located in London and Dubai. In 2011, Sanjay purchased a couple of Hyundai vehicles for Dubai Autism center. Furthermore, he is a trustee at the Autism Research Trust in the UK and contributes monthly towards the center.

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  1. Let not he name Solo Capital fool you they are not solo, they work so much as a team and without the team they would not be amazing. So much like assignment making websites that they have one person dealing with the communication and the frontend of the service does not mean they do not have many people working in the back end and doing research as well.

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