M. Pattabiraman

About Dr M. Pattabiraman

Dr M Pattabiraman (PhD) aka Pattabiraman Murari is the founder, managing editor and primary author of freefincal. He is an associate professor at IIT, Madras and the author of three personal finance books with over ten years of experience publishing news, analysis, research, and financial product development. Passionate about teaching, he was awarded the “Young Faculty Recognition Award” by IIT Madras in 2012.

M Pattabiraman Giving A Lecture

Expertise and Experience

Dr. Pattabiraman’s expertise includes mutual fund analysis, investment risk, retirement planning, stock valuation and personal finance.

Popularly known as “Pattu”, Dr M. Pattabiraman has written three books:

He has been profiled in the Economic Times: Meet Pattabiraman, the man who helps many plan a better retirement through his calculators

Screenshot of the Economic Times featuring Dr. M. Pattabiraman taken on 11th June 2021 at 8 43 am IST
Screenshot of the Economic Times featuring Dr M. Pattabiraman taken on 11th June 2021 at 8:43 am IST

His journey to financial independence has been featured on LiveMint: Light the FIRE and lose the fear of getting fired. And Can your FIRE dreams get past the COVID-19 impact?

The freefincal YouTube channel has more than 1000 videos on personal finance and DIY investing. Regular viewers are accustomed to Pattu’s opening lines and callsign, “Hi, I am pattu from freefincal”!

He is also a contributor to The Economic Times

He is a patron and co-founder of “Fee-only India” an organisation that promotes 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. He follows strict journalistic integrity as defined by the organisation’s Policies and Standards.

Watch his talks

Talk given to World Bank Employees in Feb 2019: Common sense approach to managing money.


Index investing options in India: a talk given to members of the Tamil Nadu Investors Association


(4) Re-assemble is a free step by step guide to help you manage money

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Re assemble cover – Ebooks by freefincal

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