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

How Patents Are Becoming an Asset Class You Can Trade

How Patents Are Becoming an Asset Class You Can Trade

Patents, the license to monetize an idea, are being increasingly bought, sold, and traded.

ETF Chief Wants to Be Reborn as 23-Year-Old Japanese Woman

ETF Chief Wants to Be Reborn as 23-Year-Old Japanese Woman

Young Japanese women are scarce and could be an important driver of Japanese growth

3 Keys to Seizing Opportunity Like a Billionaire Investor

3 Keys to Seizing Opportunity Like a Billionaire Investor

How David Rubenstein, Harold Hamm, and Steve Case identified and capitalized on opportunities.

3 Things JPMorgan Chase Vice Chairman Jimmy Lee Taught Me

3 Things JPMorgan Chase Vice Chairman Jimmy Lee Taught Me

A former JPMorgan Chase banker shares precious career advice he received from the bank's former vice chairman, who died last week.

3 Things Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Wall Street

3 Things Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Wall Street

An entrepreneur who thinks like a banker is likely to have more success raising capital.