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Solo Shah RecapHedge Fund Managers Live For And Invest In Risks And They Are Often Rewarded Handsomely

Hedge fund managers have been criticized for their ability to make money, but there are a lot of circumstances that must come together for those investors to make the big bucks. Men like billionaire George Soros and Sanjay Shah put a great deal of effort into identifying the risks that produce the greatest rewards. That’s not an easy job. A group of London hedge fund investors made a bundle of cash in 2011 when they bet the European debt would increase, and the euro would depreciate.
The UK Sunday Times published an article about the 18 investors at Capula Investments and the fact they shared a £92m bonus. The thought of splitting a bonus that size didn’t sit well with the working class that doesn’t understand the risks that were taken to secure that bonus. That same article mentioned Sanjay Shah and the fact that he made £19m that same year.
Sanjay Shah is a London-based hedge fund investor that decided to start his own firm in 2009. Shah called his new firm, Solo Capital, and he used the experience and the talents he fine-tuned while working for Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley. Trying to get a new hedge fund off the ground isn’t easy, but Shah knew that there were investment opportunities in emerging markets. Shah took advantage of those opportunities, and today he owns more than 36 companies in Malta, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Dubai.
Solo Capital is a thriving investment firm these days. Solo has more than £67 million in assets under management and a cash flow that exceeds more than £30 million. The investments Solo Capital has made turned Sanjay Shah into a wealthy entrepreneur and philanthropists. Autism Rocks, the non-profit organization Shah founded to help research the causes and the cures for Autism, has been one of the bright spots in his successful career. Shah picked Autism because his son has the condition.
There is always a lot of talk about the amount of money hedge fund managers like Shah make, but there is never enough talk about the money they donate or the time they spend helping others.