The Hedge fund manager, Sanjay Shah, was born and raised in England, but moved to Dubai in 2009. In 2011, his youngest child, Nikhil, was diagnosed with autism. Since that time autism has remained a cause very close to his heart. In 2014, he received some unexpected help. At that time, he got a totally unexpected visit from international famous rapper, Snoop Dogg. This happened on New Year’s Eve as Shah was relaxing in his home. He received information from a friend that Snoop Dogg was in town for a performance.
This friend said the performer wanted to visit him. Snoop had come to the right man. Not only was he the father of an autistic child, but 20-plus years in the banking business had put him in very good stead. The rapper convinced Shah to help him do something to help the autistic. So the two have joined forces to put on a benefit for autism research. They have also persuaded such big stars as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, and Joss Stone to help by giving performances. The music-centered benefit will be called Autism Rocks.
The money made all goes to the Autism Research Trust, which funds autism research at the Autism Research Centre. ARC’s full aim is to both find ways to diagnose it as early as possible and then to explore ways to enable the autistic to live full lives. ARC recently found that in autistic patients, different parts of the brain are affected depending upon the sex of the individual. Early studies found the areas affected in males. It had always just been assumed that this applied to both sexes. Shah continues to seek to fund this worthy organization, even while being involved in finance businesses.
He himself has been retired from the actual work of trading since 2009. He currently owns Solo Capital, a stockbroking firm that bought out Old Park Lane Capital just last year. Shah is calming clients who are alarmed by rumors that Solo Capital is experiencing financial trouble. Although there was a little danger in some sectors of their financial dealings, Shah and the management at Solo Capital have assured clients that they have successfully dealt with the issues. In any case, ownership has allowed Shah to remain more in the background which in turn allows him to concentrate on raising money for autistic charities.
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