MEET OUR CEO 

JACOB GOTTLIEB, MD, CFA, PRM

Jacob Gottlieb, MD, CFA, PRM is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Altium Capital Management, which he founded in 2017. Jacob has over 20 years of hedge fund investing experience, including developing successful teams of investment professionals and business management staff.

Prior to founding Altium, Dr. Gottlieb founded Visium Asset Management, which was spun out from Balyasny Asset Management, in 2005. Under his leadership, Visium grew to approximately $8 billion in assets under management, employing over 175 people in New York, San Francisco and London and becoming one of the premier healthcare investors in the world. The firm managed assets for public and private pension funds, fund of funds, corporate investment offices, endowments and foundations, and ultra high net worth families. As Chief Investment Officer, he led a team of more than 85 investment professionals focused primarily on fundamental equity long/short strategies. Within Visium, the Visium Balanced Fund generated industry-leading results, including peak assets under management of approximately $4 billion and approximately 15% average annual returns from 2001 to 2015 on a market-neutral portfolio. In addition, Visium solidly outperformed the overall hedge fund industry and grew the Visium Global Fund, a multi-manager equity hedge fund spanning all regions and industries, reaching peak assets under management of over $2 billion and 22% average annual returns from 2007 to 2015 on a low-net portfolio, including 110% in 2009.

 

As Dr, Gottlieb continued to build its capabilities, Visium launched other public equity and credit hedge fund products, a UCITS fund for European investors, a 40-Act alternative mutual fund, and specialized products for key institutional investors. Additionally, Visium acquired and re-launched other hedge fund and private equity products, including the product that was launched as Visium Healthcare Partners, a specialty finance business focused on royalties for commercialized therapeutics, which was subsequently spun out into Madryn Asset management.

 

Prior to founding Visium, Dr. Gottlieb was the Healthcare Portfolio Manager and Partner at Balyasny Asset Management where he built his team to over 20 investment professionals prior to spinning out to form Visium. Before joining Balyasny, he was a Portfolio Manager at Merlin BioMed, where he contributed to a 200% gross return in a single year. Dr. Gottlieb started his investment career as a buyside analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein (now AllianceBernstein), covering global healthcare.

 

Dr. Gottlieb graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, then attended New York University Medical School earning his medical degree in 1997. He obtained his CFA charter in 2001, and his PRM designation from the Professional Risk Managers' International Association in 2010.