Author Bio: M. Pattabiraman

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Pattabiraman Author freefincalM. Pattabiraman (PhD) is the author and owner of freefincal.com. He is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras since Aug 2006. He has 7+ years of experience helping DIY investors and advisors with financial tools and analysis. “Pattu” as he is popularly known, has co-authored two print-books, You can be rich too with goal-based investing (CNBC TV18) and Gamechanger and seven other free e-books on various topics of money management.  His journey to financial independence has been featured on LiveMint: Light the FIRE and lose the fear of getting fired.

He is also a contributor at Economic Times

He is a patron and co-founder of “Fee-only India” an organisation to promote unbiased, commission-free investment advice.

Pattabiraman specialises in financial goal-based portfolio management where the investment risk is gauged based on need alone regardless of market movements. This has resulted in a unique open-source robo advisory template and a hand-picked set of mutual funds called plumbline

His analytical tools and research on mutual fund investing, stock selection, pre-retirement planning, post-retirement risk management and other aspects of portfolio management are published regularly at freefincal since May 2012. The site serves more than a million readers per year (2.5 million page views).

He conducts free money management sessions for corporates and associations(see details below). Previous engagements include World Bank, RBI, BHEL, Asian Paints, TamilNadu Investors Association etc.

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