Each month, a very special poker game takes place in Manhattan. Dr. Jacob Gattlieb meets with a group of friends for the hours-long card game that sees a prestigious gathering of businessmen and professionals from a wide variety of fields. These men come together to share good times and camaraderie, but they have other motives as well. They are there to talk business. The business that is the main topic of conversation is a hedge fund firm – developing it, running it, making it a success. They draw from one another’s experience and enlist each other’s aid in any number of matters.
At the helm of this get-together is Dr. Jacob Gottlieb, a man whose life has been dedicated to following his dreams and building his repertoire of education, skills, and business savvy to become the successful entrepreneur he is today.
Jacob Gottlieb was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Polish immigrants. His father is a professor of economics and his mother is a noted pediatrician. Jacob grew up with an avid interest in both fields. He spun this dual interest into a life which includes the titles of MD, PRMIA, and CFA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brown University. In 2001 he received his ranking as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the Association for Investment Management and Research.
Although Dr. Gottlieb’s focus was initially heavily in the medical field, his main interest lay in the stock market. This led him to pursue his true passion: working as a financial pundit. In 2005 Dr. Gottlieb founded Visium Asset Management LLC, and served as it’s chief investment officer and managing partner. He was also one of the founding members of Belyasny Asset Management LP, and as an investment portfolio manager of London-based Merlin Financial. He had also previously served at Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. LLC as a buy-side analyst.
Dr. Gottlieb is well-versed in a number of areas, and he shares his influence and success with charities such as Math for America. Once a year, his monthly poker game becomes an even larger annual event that raises money for this model program, which focuses on providing further educational support and programming for math and science teachers from all over the country.