Jacob Gottlieb is no ordinary businessman. Unlike so many other business professionals who choose to remain satisfied once they reach a certain level of achievement, Gottlieb’s innate passion for finance instilled him with the motivation needed to acquire the expertise to become the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Visium Asset Management. Visium Asset Management, LLC is an investment firm that was founded by Gottlieb in 2005 that grew to become a multibillion-dollar company. Nevertheless, prior to being a successful entrepreneur, Gottlieb used his childhood inspiration to invest a lot of hard work and time into earning the education and experience that was required of him to establish his own company.
Throughout his childhood, Jacob Gottlieb became inspired to be of service to make a difference in the lives of others by witnessing the important roles and responsibilities that his parents carried out within their professions among society. His father was an economics professor at a university and his mother was revered for her career as a pediatrician, thus, Gottlieb naturally wanted to assume a role of leadership himself. He worked hard as a baseball card trader, won a stock selecting contest in the seventh grade, and even started his own small business of buying and reselling drinks to golf players. In being knowledgeable of finance matters, Gottlieb’s father (Max Gottlieb) became aware of Jacob’s unique talent and interest in finance and business management and decided to allow Jacob to mange his own investment trading account.
Gottlieb’s childhood parental inspiration and early experience in business management further pushed him to pursue an education in healthcare and finance. Later in life, Jacob Gottlieb attended Brown University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in economics (like his father). Shortly after that, he attended New York University Medical School where he graduated with the prestigious honor of being magna cum laude with the receipt of his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree (like his mother). With the original intention to become doctor, Gottlieb felt that his business mindset was much stronger. Therefore, he decided to continue on the path of finance. He then became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
With his CFA, Gottlieb worked for several financial firms. He worked at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC as a buy-side analyst, at Merlin Financial in London, England as an investment portfolio manager, and before he was founder to his company Visium Asset Management he serviced as a founding member at Balyasny Asset Management, L.P.—a company that truly enabled him to maximize his business potential.
Indeed, Jacob Gottlieb’s blended profession and diversified experience set him apart above all other businessman. Even more so, his services as a humanitarian make him more profound in character. Alongside managing an investment firm, Gottlieb makes it his mission to give back to the community. One of the several nonprofit organizations that he partners with is Robin Hood. Robin Hood is an organization that strives to help individuals living in poverty in New York City—an area that has had a major influence on Gottlieb’s life and business success.