Mithun Girishan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mithun’s Money Market, a consulting firm providing quality courses and training programs in capital markets. He is also a consultant for many corporates in the UAE. He is no greenhorn in the currency and forex trade, but an experienced and skilled trader with 15 years of experience and a force to reckon with in the money market. Mithun Girishan, a native of Ernakulam, Kerala, India, is the son of Girishan P.K., a retired income tax officer, and Geetha C.K., who was a Marketing Officer in Keltron, a public sector undertaking, in Kerala. Mithun completed his schooling in Ernakulam.
As a child, Mithun’s interests were quite different from that of his friends. He keenly followed stock movements in newspapers, as Internet was yet to become a reality, and kept a note of the best performing companies. He also kept newspaper clippings of the stock movements from a very early age. That his mother was a stock trader helped Mithun learn the ropes fast.
Mithun used to analyse the stock market moveMithun used to analyse the stock market movements while his peers were pouring over Hardy Boys and James Hardly Chase novels. He was more interested in the art of making money than reading about others minting money by hook or crook. He had developed a knack for entrepreneurship at a very
early age; something that kept him in good stead in future. ments while his peers were pouring over Hardy Boys and James Hardly Chase novels or watching movies and fantasied about bikes and girls. It is another matter that he turned the dream of great cars into reality later. He was more interested in the art of making money than reading about others minting money by hook or crook. He had developed a knack for entrepreneurship at a very early age something that kept him in good stead in future.
Soon after his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RIT), Kottayam, Kerala in 2005, Mithun started working for a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Chennai, India. The NGO was featured in the newspaper The Hindu and his yearning to help people in need forced him to take up the job. Later, he realized that the organisation was using it as a front to embezzle funds doled out by the government at the expense of the under-privileged and he quit it after four to five months.
Mithun started his career as an IT professional with UST Global in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, in 2006. Despite getting an H-1B visa to go to the United States from the company, he quit the job to enter the world of business.
In 2009, Mithun started a design firm, I-Designs, with a handful of employees but had to fold it up because of the downturn in the market due to 2008/09 recession. All along, the consummate trader in him invested in stocks and traded part-time. He also started a software company called ‘I-Best’ to train entrepreneurs.
In 2011, Mithun joined TCS in Kochi as an IT professional dealing with mainframes. During this period, he and a few friends formed trading groups and used to gather at his place during weekends to discuss stock market trading and plan for the following week. Thanks to his skills as a trainer and coach, Mithun could mentor them well. In his official capacity, Mithun had been dealing with clients such IBM, Bank of America, JP Morgan and American Express. This expertise helped him familiarise himself with the global money market. Mithun aspired to launch a business in the financial field even at that period but he wasn’t keen on going through the usual trading business that was the norm in India then. That business never actually charmed him. It was the challenge of dealing in international currencies and gold that attracted Mithun.
Mithun had a big break in his trading career in He made history with a windfall of $120,000 in a span of just two weeks. This helped him achieve his dream of gaining financial freedom. It also gave him the choice to pursue his other dreams in life or to tick off one after the other the things in his bucket list. Driving through the Golden Quadrilateral in his newly bought car along with a friend, covering 18 states of India, was a dream-come-true for Mithun.
In October 2014, Mithun left TCS, where he rose to be a project manager, to pursue his passion in coaching and trading. By then he had two to three times more income from his trading business than what TCS paid him. Meanwhile, he had successfully completed his Master’s in Business Administration. In addition, he had undertaken online courses at the New York Institute of Finance and the London School of Economics to keep himself abreast with global trading practices. He had also undergone training in foreign exchange and technical analysis in Singapore.His huge success created confidence in Mithun who started managing corporate funds successfully.
Mithun had set a goal for 2016 to build a great strate-form of insurance. When people decide to hedge, they are insuring themselves against a negative event’s impact on their finances. This doesn’t prevent all negative events from happening. However, if a negative event does happen and you’re properly hedged, the impact of the event is reduced.) He started offering facilitation services to those companies that would like to become brokers at the institutional level, by providing better deals. He also offered consultancy services to corporate clients
Though he started off as a single person company; Mithun hired a few staff: dealers in gold souk and six people at the office: in a short span. It became a full- fledged company in the past three to four years. He has built up the business on the strength of his network. When Mithun first thought of developing a mentoring programme, he came up with the name, ‘Learn the Markets’. The company was registered as Learn The Markets and was also advertised in the Radio jingles. When he realized that the company website was lost among a crowd of others, Mithun began to search for a unique name. It was then that his wife suggested, ‘Why not ‘MithunsMoney Market’? That recast him as a brand in the
stock trading training scenario in the UAE market. .
Through Mithuns Master Mentoring Program, the Though he started off as a single person company; Mithun hired a few staff: dealers in gold souk and six people at the office: in a short span. It became a full- fledged company in the past three to four years. He has built up the business on the strength of his network. When Mithun first thought of developing a mentoring programme, he came up with the name, ‘Learn the Markets’. The company was registered as Learn The Markets and was also advertised in the Radio jingles. When he realized that the company website was lost among a crowd of others, Mithun began to search for a unique name. It was then that his wife suggested, ‘Why not ‘Mithuns Money Market’? That recast him as a brand in the stock trading training scenario in the UAE market. Through Mithuns Master Mentoring Program, the gy to achieve good returns for his investors. This success brought him global fame and Mithun caught teye of other players in the business who now started following his strategy keenly. By then Mithun had set his eyes on Dubai, which he found was the ideal playground for exploiting his skills to the hilt. As luck would have it, despite suffering some setbacks in terms of funds, he was invited by a well-known fund management firm to join them as their proprietary trader.
Mithun decided to utlise his skills as a trainer by offering a course in trading for which he himself went around distributing notices in flats and commercial complexes in Sharjah. Slowly, the business started building up. In 2019, Mr. Suresh Yezhuvath, former CEO of Axiory, an European company, offered Mithun the chief analyst’s position in the capacity
of consultant in the company. He had to analyse the market and gold and currency trading. This company sponsored Mithun’s venture and funded it too seeing his talent in the field. Also, Mithun was keen on starting a business in the field but wasn’t interested in becoming a typical trader. He zoomed in on the business of providing hedging solutions to
jewelers and other industries with a special emphasis on risk management. (Hedging is a risk management strategy employed to offset losses in investments by taking an opposite position in a related asset. It is a ace trader and mentor guides budding traders of all ages and profession who have an innate passion for risk taking and wants to be independent in stock or forex trading. From the word go, Triple M, as he loves to call the programme, was a huge success. Today, Mithun’s weekend classes are booked to the brim, and he finds at least one passionate trader in each of his batches who can be developed into a successful trader in a matter of two to three months. MMM continues
to inspire budding traders who start small and hope to make it big in the world of trading. The personal mentoring that they receive through the course and under Mithun’s guidance put these traders on the right path and help them develop their own personal style to determine what works best for themselves.
MMM offers so many free trading courses for the common man to get a taste of the markets. People who are more passionate can take any group or Personal Mentorship programs. Mithun can be proud that that some of his students made nearly Rs.1crore (https://www.youtube.com/shorts/fmEvqdFc9WA) in a one month period under MMM training. Some traders were selected by USA Proprietary Funds that offer $2,00,000 company money. In 2019, Mithun launched a company for training and trading called TreLeS Technologies Private Limited in India. Based in Kochi, Kerala, the company offers educational services in the field of forex, commodity, indices and metals markets. Its
spectrum of products includes online training programs, internships, softwares and market analytics.TreLeS is a leading player in the field of forex trading offering various services to traders across the globe. It specialises in providing fundamental and technical views and signals to professional traders in all three markets – stock market, commodity market and currency market.
Mithun’s success story is an inspiration for those with an entrepreneurial streak who wish to be location independent and enjoy the world of adventure with ample financial freedom. In the near future, Mithun Girishan aims to enter the fund management business.
Mithun is an avid traveller who loves to explore various cultures and cuisines. In 2023, Mithun turned a movie producer when he took up the production of Pendulum, a movie in Malayalam, starring Vijay Babu,Indrans, Ramesh Pishardy and Anumol in 2023. It was the firsttime traveller or lucid dreams concept movie in Malayalam that has an IMBD rating of 9.1/10.
Mithun is married to Deepthi, an IT professional who works with cognizant (CTS) in Dubai and the couple has a daughter, 10-year-old Dyuthi, who is a fifth standard student.