Jacob Gottlieb is an American businessman who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. While growing up he couldn’t decide if he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, like his mother, or enter the financial industry like his father. After graduating from Flatbush High School he attended Brown University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in economics. He made the decision to become a doctor and graduated from the New York University School of Medicine. However, the call of being in the financial industry led him to enter that industry instead of going into medicine.
He began his professional career at an investment firm called Sanford C. Bernstein. After working for two years as a buy-side researcher Jacob Gottlieb joined another firm, Merlin, as a portfolio manager in 2000. His successful management of his client’s portfolios at this company led to him joining a bigger company, Balyasny Asset Management, a year later in the same position. He swiftly became a partner at this firm due to his deft management of assets.
Since 2005 he has been the chief investment officer at Visiium Asset Management. He is responsible for managing this company’s hedge funds. He is one of the co-founders of this company which is located in New York City. As of 2016, this company had $8 billion in assets under management and it employed 170 people.
Jacob Gottlieb is a philanthropist who gives money to a number of worthy causes. Among these is Covenant House which seeks to help teenagers who find themselves homeless. They have homes in 31 cities which take in homeless teenagers and provide them with the support they need to make their lives better. They are in a number of cities across America as well as in Mexico, Honduras, Canada, Nicaragua, and Guatamala.
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