Jacob Gottlieb: Career path as an investment manager
Jacob Gottlieb, the former CIO at Visium Asset Management is now back in the healthcare investment sector after a break that saw him deal with issues that affected Visium. He is expected to work together with Stuart Weisbrod, another titan in the healthcare investment sector. Gottlieb holds a degree in economics from Brown University and a degree in medicine from New York University Medical School. Weisbrod on the other end has a degree in finance from Columbia University and a BA in chemistry from Colgate University. Looking at the qualifications of these two people we are likely to see a change in the industry if they combine their work.
Jacob Gottlieb started his career in 1998 when he was working for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. he was working as an analyst on global healthcare trends. At the same time, he was pursuing CFA certification. He later left this firm and joined Merlin BioMed Corp where he joined Weisbrod who was the co-founder of the company. He did not stay in this firm for a long time; he went to other firms until he finally created his own company. In 2005, he teamed up with others to develop Visium Asset Management with an initial investment capital of $300 million. This company grew rapidly. By the time of its collapse in 2016, it was worth $8 billion.
Jacob Gottlieb got a chance to prove to the people that he was indeed a reasonable investor, he was ready to help them manage their investments. He did not take long to realize this dream. Many invest9ors came flocking to his firm because of the results he was recording. His performance was great, and he earned an excellent reputation in the industry.
Jacob Gottlieb has built a career based on the influence he had growing up, his parents were professional, and they encouraged him to take up a professional that would lead him in the same path they had taken. Gottlieb developed interests in both of them, and that is how he ended up in the Wall Street with a degree in medicine and economics.
If they chose to work together with Weisbrod, this would be an excellent opportunity for them to succeed.