Jacob G. Visium was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He was a great fan of baseball and worked hard trading baseball cards in his younger days. While he was still in 7th grade, he won a contest where he was required to pick stocks. His father was so impressed that he arranged for him to have an investment trading account. He also earned entrepreneurial experience buying supplies from a grocery shop and selling drinks to golfers in a nearby golf course to thirsty golfers.
Jacob G. Visium is the CFA, MD, PRMIA. He managed to earn his Chartered Financial Analyst at the Association for Investment Management and Research in 2001. He got his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Economics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He went to New York University Medical School and was able to graduate magna cum laude receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree. Jacob did his medical internship in New York City at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York. He would later quit medicine after growing a fascination in the stock market and his dream of being a financial pundit.
He served his tenure as the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner at an organization he established in 2005 called Visium Asset Management, LLC. Before the creation of Visium Asset Management, Jacob Gottlieb was at Balyasny Asset Management as a founding member. He thrived at Merlin Financial as an investment portfolio manager in London before joining Balyasny Asset Management. He was formerly associated with Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. as a buy-side analyst.
His philanthropy sees him helping his communities in various organizations, one being Robin Hood with a mission of improving living standards for 1.8 million New Yorkers. This organization, based in New York, is the City’s most prominent poverty-fighting organization. It provides real estate, management, and financial support to 200 of the best nonprofit organizations.
They strive to reduce the opportunities barriers for almost half a million New York residents. Ranging from keeping over 200,000 residents in New York from starving, assisting nearly 11,000 off the streets, to supporting well over 10,000 of them landing jobs. Although the organization is mostly focused on New York, their impacts are felt past the borders of New York City.Apart from the poverty-fighting, Robin Hood charity situated in New York, he is also active in organizations such as Math for America and the nonprofit Covenant House engaging with homeless children.