Jacob Gottlieb founded Visium Asset Management, LLC in 2005. He is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the firm, which is located in New York City. He is a chartered financial advisor (CFA), as well as a doctor of medicine (MD).
His parents moved to the United States, from Poland, in the 1960s. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He became interest in both medicine, and finance at an early age. This was due mainly to the fact that his mother is a pediatrician, and his father is an economics professor. There were also other factors.
His interest in the stock market developed while he was in grade school, at which time he won a contest for picking winning stocks. Soon after, his father set up an investment account for him, and the entrepreneurial spirit in him came alive. He went on to earn degrees in both of his fields of interest.
Jacob Gottlieb earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, at Brown University in Rhode Island. He then achieved his medical degree at New York University Medical School. He completed his internship at St Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. He then began his career in the financial industry.
He has grown his company, Visium Asset Management, from a startup company to the point where it is today, managing over $3 billion in assets. As a business owner and a successful entrepreneur, he enjoys discussing the topic of building a business from the ground up. Jacob Gottlieb has friends who are also hedge fund managers, and they gather once a month for lively discussions during their poker games.
Jacob Gottlieb has another passion, and that is helping others. He is a charitable man, and he donates to several worthy causes, one of which is the Covenant House. The Covenant House was established over 40 years ago, to help young people who are displaced, or runaways, and homeless.