Ruchir Sharma is head of Emerging markets and Global Macro at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and has written widely on global economics and politics.
With more than US$20 billion of assets under management in emerging markets, Sharma is one of the world’s largest investors. He typically spends one week a month in a different emerging market where he meets leading politicians, top CEO’s and other local characters. He has been with Morgan Stanley for 19 years and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Investment Management division.
Ruchir Sharma has been a writer for even longer than he has been an investor, he started writing at 17 for India’s largest economic daily, The Economic Times and is now a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and The Times of India. His essays have also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Time, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Forbes and Bloomberg View. For much of the last decade he has been a contributing editor with Newsweek, where he wrote columns and cover stories.
In 2012, his book ‘Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles’, was published. It debuted as the number one bestseller in India, it also made The Wall Street Journal hardcover bestseller list and was chosen by Foreign Policy as one of its ‘21 books to read in 2012’. Sharma’s latest book, ‘The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World’ was released in June 2016.
In 2012, Ruchir Sharma was named one of Foreign Policy’s top 100 Global Thinkers and in 2015, Bloomberg Markets magazine named Sharma one of the ‘50 Most Influential’ people in the world, alongside names like Barack Obama, Janet Yellen and Warren Buffet.
Sharma’s other interests include athletics and a serious commitment to running. In 2011, he represented India in the World Masters Athletic championship in Sacramento.
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