Shah Capital is a hedge fund based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, the United States. The fund is run by Himanshu Shah, a pharmaceutical executive who is also the fund's president and chief investment officer.
Mr. Shah set up Shah Capital in 2005 after working 10 years at UBS, and like some other hedge fund executives out there not only does he have significant experience in the financial world, but also corporate experience as the executive has served on the board of directors of several healthcare companies.
His hedge fund markets itself as focusing primarily on long-term and medium-term investments by taking a look at hardcore data and research to sift out which firms to invest in. This is in contrast to a short-only strategy, which sees a hedge fund identify firms (or even currencies as evidenced by the recent rout in the British Pound) that will see their prices drop, and then proceed to sell the stocks only to buy them back at a lower price to close out the position and make a profit.
Shah currently sits on the board of directors of Renesola Limited and Vitamin Shoppe Limited. The executive is also a graduate of the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, and Gujrat University, India. He attended Akron for his Masters in Business Administration and Gujrat University for his bachelor's degree. Shah Capital had $275 in AUM at the end of 2011.