Jacob Gottlieb is the Chief Investment Officer of Visium Asset Management which is a healthcare hedge fund until the year 2016 when a scandal erupted, but he survived that wave and continued serving in the same position. The fact that he was found innocent while the rest of his workmates went down speaks volumes about him as an honest and disciplined as well as dedicated person in his work. Before that position, he was a partner at Balysany Asset Management and before that he served as an investment portfolio manager at Merlin Financial. In that case, his history is abundant in the field of investment which he seems to take an interest in undoubtedly. He developed an interest in the area of investment at a young age and in seventh grade, he won a stock assortment competition in school. He attended the Brown University where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Doctor of medicine from New York University School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed his internal medicine internship at St. Vincent hospital. Having ventured into both the fields of medicine and finances, Jacob Gottlieb finds them similar in that those involved take a lot of risks to achieving their objectives and that has made him successful in his endeavors.
Beyond work, Jacob Gottlieb takes interest in giving back to the community and he therefore plays a crucial role in the Covenant House which is an international organization that helps and protects children. He contributes towards the services offered by the organization which include health care, education, drug abuse treatment and prevention as well as legal services. Being a privately funded agency, it means that Jacob Gottlieb contributes largely financially individually to keep it running. Surprisingly, he as well takes interest in baseball as a sport and he has at some point traded baseball cards which is also a pathway for his discovery of investing. Additionally, he was courageous enough to sell beverages to golfers using a wheel cart which depicts his resilience in achieving his set goals in the entrepreneurial world. Right from the word go, Jacob Gottlieb knew what he wanted to do in his life which is evident with when he left Sanford C. Bernstein & Co to pursue his career as a healthcare portfolio manager. By so doing, he took a risk but was confident that it was going to work out for him and his plans.