Aly-Khan Satchu was born in Mombasa , read Law at the University of Durham and worked for 15 years in the City Of London . He ran global trading desks for Credit Suisse First Boston (Emerging Markets) and lived through the financial crisis in Latin America in 1994 at a time when he had lent more than $2 billion in that market.
In 1995, Aly-Khan took 9 traders and joined Sumitomo Bank as an MD reporting to the Chairman Konishi San. At the peak the balance sheet that Aly-Khan controlled for the Bank was in excess of $ 17 billion.
From 1998-1999 Aly-Khan was the Treasurer and Director of all collateralized lending at ANZ Investment Bank.
Finally, Aly-Khan was an Executive Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in charge of Emerging Market Financing and Short Term Interest rates. During his time in various banks Aly-Khan has been given significant proprietary trading limits. He has traded nearly all instruments- Futures, Options, Repos, Bills and Bonds, Basis trading et al.
Since 2003 Aly-Khan has been trading his own funds primarily Commodities (particularly Oil) Currency Futures and Options, Equity Indices and Single Stocks.
For the last three years, Aly-Khan has been an active Investor at the Nairobi Stock Exchange, The USE and various other African Stockmarkets. He arrived in Nairobi in August 2006 and published his book "Anyone Can Be Rich" based on the NSE and the Kenyan Economy.