Jacob Gottlieb was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Gottlieb’s parents immigrated to the U.S from Poland. Jacob’s dad is an economist who lectures at the City University of New York, and his mother is a practices medicine. Maybe, that’s why Jacob is attracted to medicine and finance. Jacob Gottlieb made his first transactions in baseball cards while in seventh grade where he won a stock-picking competition at school. His father opened up a trading account for him. Jacob and his buddy began selling refreshments to golfers at the area golf club.
Jacob Gottlieb graduated from Brown University with a BA in economics. He later joined New York University and graduated with a medical degree. Jacob proceeded to take an internship in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York. He became more attracted to finance, and that pressured him to look for a job. He got his first job at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He was positioned as a buy-side specialist dealing with universal health care. Jacob compares fund managing and being a surgeon in that both careers involve risk-taking.
Jacob later started working as a healthcare collection manager at New York hedge finance firm called Merlin Biomed Group. While working at Merlin Biomed Group, Jacob was recommended to work as a healthcare trader at a newly started firm in Jericho managed by Dmitry Balyasny. The following year, Mr. Balyasny left the firm to begin his Balyasny Asset Management hedge firm in Chicago. He hired Jacob Gottlieb who succeeded in building up his group and character. Mr. Jacob and his team left and founded Visium. Jacob’s employed his investing strategy comprising of profound emphasis on research with vigor in reviewing for security assortment.
The healthcare investment experts of Visium rely on a home-based system of industry links, advisers, medics, and experts to collect information. Investors recommend Jacob’s creativity in decision making and derivatization that he employs in an investment.
Jacob joined with some other talented portfolio managers and changed Visium into a multistrategy fund manager. The merged managers wanted to do the right things, and therefore they started by investigating the weaknesses and strengths of the multistrategy model referencing the industry’s worst and best practice