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

Why You Should Invest in Cuba -- And How to Do It

Why You Should Invest in Cuba -- And How to Do It

Cuba is opening up. Here's how you can be a part of it.

Argentina Is the Next Big Opportunity for Emerging Markets Investors

Argentina Is the Next Big Opportunity for Emerging Markets Investors

Argentina's new president has the country poised for a recovery, making it more investor-friendly. Here are six ADRs and several other ways to get in on the action.

How to Trade These 2 Emerging-Market Elections: Peru and Philippines

How to Trade These 2 Emerging-Market Elections: Peru and Philippines

The United States isn't the only country with an important election this year. Peru and Philippines will both elect new leaders in 2016. Here's how you can profit.

Where Should You Invest in Southeast Asia? Go for Indonesia

Where Should You Invest in Southeast Asia? Go for Indonesia

The investment case in Indonesia is predicated on government spending, which was up almost 50% in November 2015.

These 6 stocks may benefit if Argentina is upgraded to an Emerging Market

These 6 stocks may benefit if Argentina is upgraded to an Emerging Market

These 6 stocks may benefit if Argentina is upgraded to an Emerging Market

Why You Should Be Bullish on India's Economy

Why You Should Be Bullish on India's Economy

Here are three reasons you should be bullish on India's economy.

Why You Should Be Bullish on Chile's Economy and Invest in These 3 Stocks

Why You Should Be Bullish on Chile's Economy and Invest in These 3 Stocks

Yes, emerging markets have taken a beating recently, but Chile is poised to do better than other developing economies, and these three stocks are a great way to profit.

Will the UK Leave the European Union? Add 'Brexit' to Your List of Things to Worry About

Will the UK Leave the European Union? Add 'Brexit' to Your List of Things to Worry About

Will the United Kingdom leave the European Union?

This New Gadget Prevents Your House From Burning Down

This New Gadget Prevents Your House From Burning Down

Connected gadgets could save your house from burning down. They will be a huge part of all our lives by 2020.

Will Peru Be Demoted to a 'Frontier Market' This Year?

Will Peru Be Demoted to a 'Frontier Market' This Year?

If Peru is demoted from 'emerging market' to 'frontier market' status, it could negatively affect certain stocks in the country, especially Credicorp, which is listed in the U.S.