Jacob Gottlieb is well known for his contribution to the development of the largest hedge funds in healthcare field across America known as Visium Asset Management where he serves as the CIO. He was born and raised at Brooklyn in New York after his parents emigrated from Poland into the United States. His father, Mr. Max Gottlieb Ph.D., and mother, Dr. Helena Gottlieb, were both well-established professionals who were economics professor and pediatrician respectively.
The qualifications of his parents affected Jacob Gottlieb career path and somehow developed an interest in both professions. This shaped his education and professional pursuits where he was not only interested in business, investment, and economics stuff but also in the healthcare field. The investment talent in Gottlieb was seen while he was still in grade 7 where he won a contest that involved stock selection prepared at his school. His father was not blind to his child’s talent hence opened an investment trading account for the boy.
After his secondary school studies, Jacob Jay Gottlieb went on to pursue his interests, economics, and medicine. He was enrolled at Brown University where he studied Economics and later Medicine at NY University. He later went to St. Vincent Hospital for a medical internship. He later realized that he was more interested in Economics hence went to Wall Street and CFA designation so as to sharpen his finance knowledge and skills.
Jacob Gottlieb commenced his trading career at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. where his scope was global healthcare as a semi analyst. He later left for Merlin Biomed Group as a Portfolio Manager in healthcare and after a short period, he moved to Balyasny Asset Management (BAM). At BAM Jacob hit his jackpot and became the most successful earner in the firm. With always interested for higher and tougher challenges, they left BAM to form Visium.
Jacob Gottlieb was very crucial to the development of Visium which hit heights of holding over $8 billion hedge fund with an employment capacity of 170 employees. Throughout his career life, he has exercised professionalism and ethics required in trading and the entire finance field. This could be the reason why he was not mentioned in the allegations that hit Visium in 2016. In fact, he was the only executive who was clean.
Jacob Gottlieb has also been in the forefront of supporting various nonprofit organizations and charities based in New York. He supports Covenant House which protects homeless children and gives the education. He also has his hand in Robin Hood Foundation which deals with poverty and Math for America (MFA) which aims at producing sharp graduates in the STEM.