At Prudential Advisors, Ash advises corporate executives, doctors, and business owners with their asset management, asset protection and wealth transfer needs as it relates to their pre and post retirement years. His academic background combined with thirty plus years as a senior executive at world class investment firms in New York City has prepared him to deliver on an individual or family’s investment needs that include their IRAs, 401(k)s and brokerage as well as the family’s protection needs including insurance, annuities, and long-term care.
Ash’s thirty plus years on Wall Street, most recently, at Janney Montgomery Scott Wealth Management and prior to that, as the U.S. Chief Investment Strategist for Merrill Lynch was focused on advising prominent families, corporate officers, foundations, and non-profits. Prior advice-centric roles in the industry include membership in Prudential Securities Global Investment Policy Committee and Head of IRA Portfolio Construction. Prior to joining Prudential in 1993, Ash was the co-head of Equity Research Strategies Group at Morgan Stanley.
Ash is a frequent keynote speaker on topics ranging from Retirement Planning strategies, Estate Planning strategies, IRA and 401K Rollovers and stock options for private and institutional clients throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. He is a prolific key-note speaker and has spoken at global wealth conferences at the World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, New York, and Tel Aviv and invited as a delegate to the Investment Councils of His Highness, The King of Morocco, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and the Senate of the Czech Republic.
His academic background includes three Masters degrees including an MBA in Finance and his engagements include guest lecturing at New York University’s Stern School of Business and at the Faculty Clubs of Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Mr. Rajan has been a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, BBC, Canadian Media, Reuters, PBS, TV Tokyo and CNN Hong Kong.
As a wine enthusiast, his certifications from the Ecole Du Bordeaux Wine School in France enable him to pursue his hobby as a wine writer-educator. Mr. Rajan is an accomplished photographer having published six coffee table books on African Wildlife. He has two children, Alexandra and Julian and lives with his wife Mariette in New Vernon, New Jersey.