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Who Is Behind Solo Capital?

Sanjay Shah is the man who founded Solo Capital in September of 2011. Mr. Shah is a banker who has worked with notable financial companies in the past. His previous employers include mega financial firms such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Merril Lynch. He worked as an accountant at these large financial banks and companies.

Mr. Shah’s beginnings were far removed from finances however. He began studying medicine after completing school, with his family hoping that he would become a doctor. Sanjay did not find the idea of being a doctor very interesting or appealing to him. So he instead decided to switch majors in college and began studying accounting and finances. The move it turned out was the right one. Shah found employment at major financial institutions and he quickly moved up through the ranks.

The recession hit the banking and financial industry especially hard. Shah was fired from his job in 2008. Not wanting to experience the same lack of job security, Shah decided to start his hedge fund firm which he named Solo Capital. It was a fitting name, since it started out as essentially a one man job. Shah quickly turned Solo Capital into a leading boutique hedge fund firm.

Solo Capital now has over 67 million British pounds of assets under its helm. This is equivalent to about $100 million US dollars. Sanjay Shah, has now hired several people to look after Solo Capital and he admits that the firm now operates almost independently without his intervention. He does remain the CEO of Solo Capital and is responsible for making corporate decisions for the firm.

With a large amount of money under his belt and not having to worry about earning a living for himself as he did before, Sanjay Shah has shifted his gear to philanthropy instead. His charity Autism Rocks, is focused on helping autistic children. The charity attracts superstars from the music world to perform at concerts where the proceeds will go to Autism Rocks. The charity takes all the money it raises and endows it to a research unit of Cambridge University in London that studies autism and how it can be managed more effectively.

 

Find out more about Solo Capital:

https://twitter.com/solocapital_uk

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/philanthropist-sanjay-shah-featured-on-epns-enterprise-radio-574570611.html

 

Helping Stray Animals during the Winter Months

Lots of people out there would like to help stray animals in New York City and in other places. Many would like to take a stray animal into their home, but they simply do not have the circumstances to do this. The next best thing is to take a homeless animal to a shelter. Fortunately, there are many animal shelters in New York City that look after the needs of animals and even place them in adoption programs. Even though the individuals who work at the shelters are extremely dedicated to their career and do a great job at it, they are experiencing some serious problems. At times, they have to turn animals away.

There are two main reasons why animal shelters have to turn strays away. First, they do not have money to provide for these animals. When there is no money, food, medicine, blankets, and other items cannot be purchased. Second, there is only a limited amount of space available where animals can be sheltered.

Ross Abelow would like to do something about this problem. He wants to raise awareness and raise money. He has set up a Go Fund Me account in his name. Individuals can make small donations to the cause. Once $5,000 have been raised, it will be given to animal shelters in New York City. This will help to address some of their needs.

Besides reaching out to the community by raising awareness and raising money for important causes, he works hard as a matrimonial and family attorney. He has been able to help many of his clients successfully win cases. He received his license to practice law in 1990. He recently became a partner at Abelow & Cassandro LLP.

Lots of people keep up with Ross Abelow’s blog site. He regularly posts useful information that deals with legal issues and financial matters. Keeping up with his clients and others is very important to him. For this reason, he regularly updates his Mashable and Facebook accounts. Many have turned to Ross Abelow when they need help with legal issues. He offers free consultations.

This campaign is especially important because as temperatures continue to drop, the situation becomes very dangerous for animals. Sadly, many get sick and die during the cold season.

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