Kabir Sehgal

Kabir Sehgal was a vice president in emerging market equities at J.P. Morgan in New York. He has traveled to over twenty-five developing countries to gather and generate investment advice for large multi-strategy institutional investors. He helped place the Alibaba IPO, the largest in history. He began his career by founding an online educational network.


He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of six books including Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped UsHe has written for Fortune, Foreign Policy, MarketWatch, New York Observer, Harvard Business Review, TheStreet, CNBC, Quartz, ZeroHedge, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He has appeared on CNN, PBS, NPR, C-SPAN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Fusion.


Sehgal is a Grammy-winning producer, composer, musician, librettist, and liner note writer. He serves as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, served as a speechwriter on a presidential campaign, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Sehgal is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. He is an Atlanta Braves fan.

Recent Articles By The Author

Book Explores How Investment Banks Can Break Through Silos

Book Explores How Investment Banks Can Break Through Silos

In 'The Silo Effect,' Gillian Tett, managing director of the Financial Times, writes how investment banks' organizational structures are inhibiting collaboration within their organizations.

3 Things Business Leaders Can Learn From a Nonprofit Organization

3 Things Business Leaders Can Learn From a Nonprofit Organization

Don't just follow the crowd. Instead, incorporate ideas from this unlikely source: the Sloan Foundation.

Bloomberg's Betty Liu: Anchor Turns Into Entrepreneur Via Radiate

Bloomberg's Betty Liu: Anchor Turns Into Entrepreneur Via Radiate

That she is trying to convert her success into a product suggests that she has learned from those that she has interviewed: Don't just report the news; create it.

FinTech Firm Reviews Tedious Bond Documents So You Don't Have To

FinTech Firm Reviews Tedious Bond Documents So You Don't Have To

Financial technology start-up Street Diligence saves fixed-income investors time by automating the due diligence process.

3 Reasons Why India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Is Like Captain Planet

3 Reasons Why India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Is Like Captain Planet

He doesn't have super powers, but Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, is trying to save the planet. He addresses Congress today.