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

Key Emerging Market Index to Include U.S.-listed Chinese stocks

Key Emerging Market Index to Include U.S.-listed Chinese stocks

Key Emerging Market Index to Include U.S.-listed Chinese stocks

Finally, Bankers Are Getting Locked up (But Not How You Think)

Finally, Bankers Are Getting Locked up (But Not How You Think)

A new kind of team-building activity puts bankers and other professionals in a locked room with puzzles the key to escape.

2 Stocks That Could Benefit From Malaysia's 2016 Budget

2 Stocks That Could Benefit From Malaysia's 2016 Budget

Two companies, Gamuda Berhad and IJM, could benefit from the 2016 Malaysia budget, which is expected to be unveiled in the next few days.

El Nino Could Impact These 2 stocks in Southeast Asia

El Nino Could Impact These 2 stocks in Southeast Asia

El Nino, a weather pattern formed when the Pacific ocean warms, could impact two major food stocks in Southeast Asia.

Top Emerging Market Investor Tim Seymour Tells You How, Why and When to Invest

Top Emerging Market Investor Tim Seymour Tells You How, Why and When to Invest

Emerging markets often offer high reward to accompany higher risk. Investors who can think global would be good EM investors.

2 Bright Spots for Investors in Latin America: Colombia and Peru

2 Bright Spots for Investors in Latin America: Colombia and Peru

While economic news out of Latin America has been grim of late, there are two bright spots for investors.

How to Invest in 3 Southeast Asian Nations: Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia

How to Invest in 3 Southeast Asian Nations: Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia

When you hear 'emerging markets' and 'Asia,' do you think of only China? It's time to expand your investment horizon to these other Asian economies.

3 Financial Lessons from an Ex-Pro Football Player

3 Financial Lessons from an Ex-Pro Football Player

Lewis Howes ended his football career early due to injury but has turned things around and offers practical life advice.

Which Big Emerging-Market Countries Should You Invest in?

Which Big Emerging-Market Countries Should You Invest in?

With the slump in commodity prices you should avoid emerging-market economies reliant upon natural resources such as Russia and Brazil. China and India are different stories.

Peru Escapes Demotion to 'Frontier Market' -- What Peru Stocks Should You Buy?

Peru Escapes Demotion to 'Frontier Market' -- What Peru Stocks Should You Buy?

Peru avoids getting classified as a frontier market and holds onto its emerging-market status. So what Peru-related stocks should investors buy?