If nature will have its way, a person who is very much adept in financial investment will attract a lot of money resulting in him having so much money than he needs. It will only be natural for him to gravitate towards charity work to alleviate the conditions of those who are less fortunate than him. This is exactly what can best describe Jacob Gottlieb. He is a very successful investor and a fund supporter of several charitable institutions.
Gottlieb’s origin is not that impressive. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, in the city of New York. But his family is not native to the land. His father and mother were natives of Poland who have migrated to the United States in the 1960s. Gottlieb has several younger brothers. His early education in New York City is not really that impressive.
It was his college years that he began to make a mark for himself. He studied at Brown University and got his B.A. in economics degree in its facilities in Providence, Rhode Island. Gottlieb also went to Medical School in New York University, NYC where he was awarded with a magna cum laude. He went further in his medical studies and got his M.D. degree at the same university. Gottlieb completed his internship in internal medicine also in NYC, specifically at St. Vincent’s Hospital.
But his passion for the stock market seemed to get the best of him and he completely stopped working in the medical field and began pursuing his goal of becoming a financial wizard. His father has encouraged him in this line of work having seen in the younger Gottlieb a natural affinity to picking good stocks to invest.
Riveting his career toward investment and finance, Gottlieb received his Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2001. His certificate was given by the Association for Investment Management and Research. Gottlieb then put rubber to the road and took the position of a buy-side analyst investment portfolio manager in Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC. He then went to work as an investment portfolio manager in Merlin Financial located in London, England. After that, Gottlieb became a founding member and worked at Balyasny Asset Management, L.P. Gottlieb then founded Visium Asset Management, LLC in 2005. This is his initial investment company. He served as the company’s Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner.
With the success of his investment ventures, Gottlieb must have more money than he can spend. He started focusing his eyes on the needs of others and turned his energies to charitable works. Gottlieb started supporting these organizations and donated hefty sums of his own money. One of the charitable institutions that he currently supports is Covenant House. It supports the needs of trafficked and homeless youths. This charitable institution has been doing its work for more than 40 years. It is glad to include Gottlieb in its list of regular donors.