Chirag Shah

Nucleus Commercial Finance


Chirag Shah is a founding partner of Nucleus Commercial Finance. Prior to establishing Nucleus, Chirag was Portfolio Manager at Acheron Capital Ltd, a London-based asset manager focusing on acquisitions in the life insurance space. He was responsible for sourcing, due diligence, monitoring and liquidation of distressed investments in ABL deals, ABL hedge funds and life settlements. Previously, he was a member of the Investment Committee and a Portfolio Manager at a London-based investment management group with $1.8bn AUM. In this role, he structured and managed $600m of assets invested in ABL transactions. He has also worked as a trader and structurer at Wachovia Securities in London, where he was involved in structuring and risk managing synthetic CDOs, CPPIs and CPDOs. He interned at Merrill Lynch in New York on the credit proprietary trading desk. Chirag holds a Masters in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from the University of Mumbai.

Event Sessions Featuring Chirag Shah


The Lending Revolution: From Open Banking To Embedded Finance

AltFi Lending Forum 2021 - Thursday 4 November 2021


Articles By Chirag Shah

Articles Featuring Chirag Shah

What the Spring Statement means for UK fintechs

24th March 2022 | Liza Tetley

Poll: SMEs’ top fear second wave (not Brexit)

27th October 2020 | Daniel Lanyon

Nucleus Commercial Finance secures £25m in funding

29th January 2020 | John Reynolds

Nucleus business loans break £1bn barrier

17th January 2019 | Roger Baird

Reasons to be cheerful

20th July 2016 | Ryan Weeks

UK votes Leave – AltFi leaders react

24th June 2016 | Ryan Weeks