Jacob Gottlieb holds a bachelors degree in arts, economics option. Jacob has received a degree in doctor of medicine. He has always had a fascination with engaging himself in the stock market, which made him quit the medical field and engage in finance. This was greatly contributed by the fact that his both parents occupied the two different professions. He has previously worked in many institutions where he held different positions until in 2005 when he started his own company. He founded Visium Asset Management Company where he held two positions, as the managing director and as a chief investment officer. He was also a founding member of Balyasny asset management.
His ability to trade in stocks dated back to when he was in 7th grade after he won in a completion. The completion required him to pick stocks where his father got very impressed. He immediately opened an account for the young man which was an investment trading account. Jacob also gained entrepreneurial experience by trading baseball cards and selling beverages to golfers.
Jacob Gottlieb believes that both the medics in the medical field and those in the finance sector are all risk takers and risk managers. He has unique thoughts about choosing the right the career. Both of the careers need immense planning skills hence eliminating potential risks to their respective audiences.
Gottlieb also involves himself in the poker, which is for most hedge fund managers. It includes managers showing off their smartness in high-risk opportunities. This is a big obsession for him especially on topics on business building. He wants to transform Visium, his company, into a multiproduct powerhouse so as he can rival the most successful managers in the hedge fund industry.
Jacob Gottlieb is involved in charity works which are mainly for helping those people in and children who are homeless. Organizations like Robin Hood are actively involved in fighting poverty. Some are non-profit organizations which are majorly for making returns which are directly injected into helping the poor and homeless.