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Jacob Gottlieb

Posted on August 5, 2014

Jacob Gottlieb is the managing partner and chief investment officer of Visium Asset Management, LP, a multistrategy hedge fund firm managing $5 billion for institutional and private clients. Based in New York, he leads a team of more than 80 investment professionals focused primarily on fundamental equity long/short strategies. Mr. Gottlieb has over 15 years of hedge fund investing experience. He founded Visium after working for five years as a partner and portfolio manager at Balyasny Asset Management, LP, where he led a team of more than 20 investment professionals. He was previously a portfolio manager at Merlin, and began his career as a buyside equity analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. Mr. Gottleib holds a BA in Economics from Brown University (magna cum laude) and a medical degree from New York University. He obtained his CFA charter in 2001, and his PRM designation from the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association in 2010.