Kamal Gupta

Kamal Gupta

Kamal Gupta is the author of Play It Right, a memoir that chronicles his journey from India to America, from computers to gambling, culminating in a quarter-century on Wall Street. During that time, he achieved the extraordinary feat of 103 consecutive months of positive returns, quite possibly the finest long-term track record produced by an individual in hedge fund history. In 2018, he played an instrumental role in raising eight billion dollars for the largest hedge fund launch ever, ExodusPoint Capital.

Kamal earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi — entering the elite institution after only completing 11th grade — and received a master’s in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in just 11 months. He lives in the New York City area with his family.


Kamal Gupta is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with him through LinkedIn. For more information, visit the author’s website.
Kamal Gupta
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