Jacob Gottlieb the son of a medical doctor and economic professor found himself for a long time torn between the two respective professions. Growing up Jacob was initially introduced to the world of trading via baseball cards. After winning a stock picking contest at school, his father set up a trading account for him. Gottlieb generated revenue during his childhood by selling drinks he bought from the grocery store to golfers.
Gottlieb would later go on to attend Brown University and earn his BA in economics graduating magna cum laude. At this point in Gottlieb’s life it would be a pretty good bet to assume he would choose to follow in his father’s economic direction. Jacob actually went on to earn his medical degree from New York University, and practiced medicine as an internship in internal medicine at Saint Vincent’s Hospital New York.
In 1998 Jacob found himself at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, as a buy-side analyst covering Global Healthcare. While Jacob had returned to the world of finance he was still the product of both his parent’s influence. Gottlieb leveraged his medical background to give him a unique perspective in the financial sector. He viewed doctors are risk managers, referring to their ability to identify potential problems and eliminating them before they become reality. Along with his natural ability to manage money Jacob would go on to discovered tremendous success as a financial analyst. Incorporating an intensely detailed oriented system for selecting potential investment opportunities has yield sustainable success for Gottlieb. So much so, that by 2004 Jacob and his team would have acquired over 300 million in capital to start Visium. Now the Managing Partner and CIO of Visium Gottlieb continues his to incorporate his intense analytical approach, but also modeling. These practices is what allows Jacob to avoid risk from intense analytical processes, which returns data that can be used to help make better investment decisions. Jacob works with Robin Hood, a charity that combines investment principles and philanthropy to assist programs that target poverty.