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

Keep Your Eye on India's Economy and Market With These 3 Things to Watch

Keep Your Eye on India's Economy and Market With These 3 Things to Watch

It's been a bad start to the year for emerging markets, but keep your eye on India. Here's what to watch.

Bangladesh Garment Factories Are Worse Than You Thought

Bangladesh Garment Factories Are Worse Than You Thought

Bangladesh Garment Factories: Worse Than You Thought

3 Best Emerging Market Stocks for 2016

3 Best Emerging Market Stocks for 2016

Emerging markets had a brutal 2015, but 2016 could be better. In fact, rising U.S. interest rates could provide a tailwind.

Who Will Win Argentina’s Presidential Election? And Which Stocks Will Benefit?

Who Will Win Argentina’s Presidential Election? And Which Stocks Will Benefit?

Argentina's new president might finally implement market-friendly policies.

How Making Lists Can Help You as a Stock Investor

How Making Lists Can Help You as a Stock Investor

Everyone's heard of to-do lists, but did you know that making lists can really help you make the most of your stock portfolio?

Who Will Be the Next President of Peru?

Who Will Be the Next President of Peru?

The United States isn't the only country having a presidential election next year. In April 2016, Peruvians will vote for a new president. Who will it be?

Kasich Enraged at 'Fantasy' Tax Plans of Competitors at #GOPDebate

Kasich Enraged at 'Fantasy' Tax Plans of Competitors at #GOPDebate

Ohio governor John Kasich got angry last night at the GOP debate on CNBC, criticizing his opponents across a wide swath of issues.

Republicans Cruz and Paul Want to Take U.S. Back to 1971 When It Comes to Gold, Fed

Republicans Cruz and Paul Want to Take U.S. Back to 1971 When It Comes to Gold, Fed

The Senators would be happy if we were back in pre-1971 times.

Will Huckabee's Flat Tax Actually Generate 6% GDP Growth?

Will Huckabee's Flat Tax Actually Generate 6% GDP Growth?

Will Huckabee's flat tax actually generate 6% GDP growth?

Here's Where Each GOP Candidate Stands on Free Trade and the TPP

Here's Where Each GOP Candidate Stands on Free Trade and the TPP

GOP candidates are split over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.