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

Sunny Days Can Heat Up the Markets

Sunny Days Can Heat Up the Markets

Researchers find that markets outperform on sunny days.

What Exactly Is a 'Frontier Market'? And How You Can Invest

What Exactly Is a 'Frontier Market'? And How You Can Invest

The term 'frontier market' doesn't simply refer to countries that don't make the 'emerging market' cut. Here's how investors should think about frontier markets.

What Exactly Is an 'Emerging Market'?

What Exactly Is an 'Emerging Market'?

The term 'emerging markets' gets tossed around a lot, and some people may be confused about what it means. Here's how investment pros define it.

3 Things Investors Are Worried About

3 Things Investors Are Worried About

As we close out a disastrous third quarter for the markets, here are three things that traders and investors are worrying about.

Need a Loan? It Helps to Smile

Need a Loan? It Helps to Smile

Neuroscientists find that loan requests that include smiling pictures of borrowers have a greater chance of receiving approval.

3 Unconventional Candidates for the Ten Dollar Bill

3 Unconventional Candidates for the Ten Dollar Bill

While Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks are the front-runners to replace Alexander Hamilton on the ten dollar bill, there are other deserving candidates.

3 Reasons Why India Should Be Attractive to Investors Right Now

3 Reasons Why India Should Be Attractive to Investors Right Now

India remains an attractive place to invest -- here are three reasons why.

The Secret to Value Investing? 4 Great Investors Offer Insights

The Secret to Value Investing? 4 Great Investors Offer Insights

A beautiful coffee table book offers investment advice from Irving Kahn, Charles Brandes, Thomas Russo and Isabel Levy.

3 Advantages to Being an 'Intrapreneur'

3 Advantages to Being an 'Intrapreneur'

Starting a company isn't for everyone, but there's another way to harness your entrepreneurial drive and creativity.

How Bitcoin Can Influence Foreign Policy

How Bitcoin Can Influence Foreign Policy

Bitcoin is both a weapon and a curse to the nation state. Here's how it could change everything.