Jacob Gottlieb – A Renaissance ManJuly 7, 2018 - Author: steph - No Comments
The term renaissance man is defined as an extremely versatile person with talent and expert knowledge across many fields. Using that definition, Dr. Jacob Jay Gottlieb is definitely a renaissance man.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, his father, Max Gottlieb, taught economics at the City University of New York. His mother, Helena Gottlieb, was a medical doctor with a practice in pediatrics. Jacob Gottlieb grew up fascinated with both finance and medicine.
Jacob Gottlieb earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brown University in Rhode Island, with a Chartered Financial Analyst certification from the Association for Investment Management and Research. In the medical field, he graduated magna cum laude from New York University Medical School and served an internship in internal medicine at New York City’s St. Vincent’s Hospital.
A highly reflective person, Dr.Gottlieb has developed distinctive perceptions about his dual careers. He believes people in medicine and those in finance share distinct similarities, including the practical managing of risks. Medical doctors manage and minimize medical risks for patients. Financial analysts and planners manage and minimize financial risks for clients.
With an expertise in both areas, Dr. Gottlieb was eventually forced by circumstances to make a decision. He worked as a buy-side analyst at the New York investment firm of Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, then worked as an investment portfolio manager at Merlin Financial in London, England. He teamed up with Dmitry Balyasny to become a founding member of the Chicago-based Balyasny Asset Management. In 2005, Jacob Gottlieb founded Visium Asset Management, holding the position of Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer.
A man of deep compassion, Jacob Gottlieb remains actively committed to charities like the New York City Covenant House, a non-profit where he works for homeless children.