SEBI registered Investment advisor (RIA) with Registration number – INA 000000342.

Melvin Joseph is a SEBI Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) from Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB). He is a Fellow of Insurance Institute of India (FIII) and is having a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Advising from Indian Institute of Banking & Finance.

He is associated with the financial sector from 1989 and is having experience in both administration and marketing of financial products. He worked for both public &  private sector companies in his 21 years of corporate life. His last assignment was with the then number 1 private sector life insurance company as country head – Institutional Alliances.

He left corporate sector in 2010 and started Finvin Financial Planners in Mumbai.

Melvin is a Fee Only Financial Planner. To avoid any conflict of interest, he is not into distribution of any financial products.

His mission is – to be a reliable partner with each of his clients and help them in reaching their financial goals by giving unbiased financial advice at affordable prices.

Testimonials

I came to know about Mr. Melvin through the face book group ASAN ideas for wealth. And till date I found him reliable than other advisers who got connected via some references. I had started DIY investing couple of years back, but soon realized that there is too much noise in the information available on blogs and the internet. I had started my investments with the knowledge I gained from some of the blogs, but I was always unsure if I was making the right investment decisions. After few conversations about my goals, existing assets and future plans, Melvin drew up an easy to understand plan. He also periodically checks that I am on the right track with my plan. He has helped me in putting my investments in right track. He is always available for any doubts and he does his job with passion. I have already personally recommended Melvin to several people, and would be happy to recommend him to anyone who would like an effective fee-only financial advisor

Sijo Jose

I started on my financial planning journey a little later than I should have. So when I looked around for professional help, I came across many firms who offer financial planning services. Most of them had a mutual fund distribution business or were trying to push for their demat/trading platform, not to mention that they were charging a bomb. During the process of this discovery, I became quite clear that I would actually be looking for a fee-only advisor in order to get an unbiased view without any conflict of interest.

When I approached Melvin, the ease with which he spoke to me clarified a lot of my concerns in the first call itself. I decided to go with Melvin's service. The best part of the engagement was there was actually no need to meet face to face. Everything be it data collection, goal definition,review of existing investments, review of final plan etc. happened over call and email. The entire process was extremely comfortable.

Even after the final plan was given to me, Melvin takes the extra effort from time to time to check about the progress in terms of implementation. Other than this, even for my minor queries, I keep bothering Melvin from time to time and he has responded each single time without fail.

In today's time, when finding advice without any kind of conflict of interest or bias is next to impossible, Melvin is my go to guy when it comes to financial advice

Satyajit, Mumbai

Being a D.I.Y investor for several years, I always hesitated to approach any financial advisor.

However, during this year's annual portfolio re-balancing activity, I decided to take professional feedback and started looking for SEBI registered fee-only Financial Advisors.

 

I found Mr. Melvin’s details in freefincal.com and after comparing with several others, I decided to contact him.

 

The whole process of financial planning and portfolio review was handled in a very professional way.

It started with understanding my financial goals followed by an in-depth analysis of insurance needs to secure my family's future.

During our multiple rounds of discussions, important gaps were identified in existing insurance cover and also in one particular financial goal.

 

Once the corrective measures were understood, the focus then shifted to reviewing existing mutual fund portfolio. While retaining good funds, he re-aligned the portfolio by replacing few funds. His extensive knowledge of products paired with an impartial advice has helped me in creating a holistic portfolio.

 

I can say with complete confidence that approaching him proved to be very beneficial.

 

Pavan, Bangalore