What Is a Career in Consultant Relations Like? In Conversation with a Vice President, Consultant Relations

On the show today we meet Ash! Ash works as a Vice President in Consultant Relations in the asset management industry in Singapore. If you’re curious about a career in consultant relations, check it out!   

Ash kindly shares with us:  

  • Common misconceptions of the consultant relations role 
  • How investment consulting fits into the wider investment management landscape 
  • An overview of the Asian asset management industry 
  • The purpose of the consultant relations role 
  • What a VP, consultant relations does on an average day   
  • Most enjoyable parts of the role  
  • Challenging parts of the role  
  • Proudest moments in the role  
  • How Ash became a VP, consultant relations from aspiring journalist 
  • Highs of the career journey   
  • Challenges of the career journey  
  • Importance of role models and mentors   
  • Helpful education, training and skills for aspiring consultant relations professionals 
  • The future of the consultant relations profession  
  • Advice and resources for people who are keen to find out more about a career in consultant relations 
  • Advice for her younger self and you!  

We also talk about: 

  • Being mindful of the lifestyle you want to lead when considering your career options 
  • The benefit of extra-curricular activities and networks at work 
  • Navigating rejection in sales and relationship management roles 
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) in the asset management industry – more to do but lots to celebrate 
  • The power of self-belief and perseverance when faced with challenges 


So if you’re curious and wondering what a VP, consultant relations does or how to become a VP, consultant relations or if you just want to be inspired ~ listen or watch and enjoy! 

PS – If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!