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Jacob Gottlieb is Chartered Financial Analyst, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received the award in 2001. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is also a graduate of New York University where he acquired his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his higher education, he enrolled for a medicine internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital. After some time, he left his medical career to pursue finance related courses. He secured his first job as an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He had a lot of passion for the trends in the stock market. In 2005, he pioneered a company called Visium Asset Management. He worked as the organization’s Chief Investment Officer and as a managing partner. The organization had an asset value of $8 billion. Through his initiatives, more than 170 individuals got a job at the firm.
Jacob Gottlieb was also among the founders of Balyasny Asset Management. At Merlin Financial in London, he served as an investment portfolio manager. His mother is a professional pediatrician while his father is a professor of Economics at the City University. He admired his parents for their successful careers. He loves baseball and started attending the various competitions at a tender age. He used the occasions to make some money by selling cards. In some cases, he would sell beverages to players. Even at his young age, he made good business decisions. He emerged as a winner in a competition where the participants were required to pick stocks.
To motivate his passion for business, his father got him a trading account. He is always willing to help people to choose the right careers. According to Jacob Gottlieb, the health and the financial sectors have common features. He believes that both careers involve taking and managing risks. He is a philanthropist. The financial analyst has been involved in motivating children from disadvantaged backgrounds through Covenant House. The organization was set up to fight for the children rights. It has been in operation for more than 3 decades. Some of the services offered at Covenant House include education, healthcare, rehabilitation, training them on avoiding substance abuse and also free legal services if needed. He has also been involved in initiatives meant to uplift the lives of the poor by making donations to Robin Hood, based in New York. He plays a key role in Math for America.