Although Visium Asset Management has continued to announce its intention and action to wind down following one of the most alarming financial scandals, there are a lot of good things that can be said about this foundation and the brain behind its management. As one of the prominent financial services providers in the world, Visium Asset Management helped a substantial amount of clients in wealthcreation, management and allocation. Therefore, Jacob Gottlieb has an impressive legacy to leave behind despite everything.
Who is Jacob Gottlieb?
Gottlieb is a prominent seasonal entrepreneur who served as the chief financial officer of the famous Visium Asset Management. As an alternative asset manager and investment advisor, the company has under the guidance of Gottlieb helped many clients in generating millions of returns.
While growing up, Gottlieb saw his father the economist putting most of his time into the duties of resources allocation. As he can recall in one of his multiple interviews, he developed some passion for finance after that. Being a hard working child, he went ahead and participated in a stock-picking event that saw him rank position one. Of course, for a young man, that seemed like a game. However, that is how toddlers grasp basic details in business and economics. From that moment onwards, Gottlieb learned that it was important to focus on pursuing his passion. That is how he first tried out investing.
Focusing on Career
Coming from a family that has supportive parents, Gottlieb always received his parent’s support and input in building his career. Therefore, he joined the Brown Investment Club and became a major contributor to its development.
Education and Professional Qualification
For education, Gottlieb attended New York University followed by Brown University where he majored in economics. Moreover, he advanced his education by joining AIMR for a CFA followed by a P.R.M. designation from the prestigious Professional Risk Manager’s International.
The Foundation of Visium Asset Management
Gottlieb established Visium Asset Management in 2005. He was joined by a strong team of qualified investment professionals hailing from Balyasny Asset Management. However, before delving into this project, he had a long career in various companies including Merlin. In that company, he served as the portfolio manager and dedicated most of his time to overseeing the management of client’s assets in different aspects including running their accounts to make sure that they do not fall prey to high-risk investments. So far, Mr. Gottlieb has been able to extend his services beyond business because he is passionate about charity. For instance, he has been instrumental in supporting MfA, a foundation established in 2004 and basically committed to helping teachers in giving their best to students. With time, his support has reflected on the foundation’s fellowships made for accomplished public schools in mathematics as well as science.