Jacob Gottlieb is a successful entrepreneur who has invested in health care. He is the founder of Altium Capital. His firm invests in health care companies with the potential of becoming successful. He is a graduate in Economics from the Brown University. He also went to the medical school of New York University where he got his MD. Gottlieb earned his CFA from the Association for Investments Management and Research. He achieved his P.R.M from the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.
The company has its headquarters outside the city of New York. Altium has a 5.61% stake in Oramed company, which is in Jerusalem. The company developed an oral drug for diabetic patients. Altium also has a 9.81% share in Sellas Life Sciences. This company uses unique technology in the treatment of cancer.
Another essential investment is in Amarin, a pharmaceutical company in Dublin, Ireland. The company developed Vascepa, a drug that is suitable for treating cardiovascular disease. The drug has omega-3 fatty acid as its main ingredient. Oragenics is another company with Altium’s investments. Oragenics focuses on the replacement of harmful bacteria with the helpful ones. This form of replacement helps achieve effective therapies for patients.
Jacob Gottlieb’s Career
He worked for two years at Sanford C.Bernstein company as a buy-side analyst. He has also worked for several years at Merlin BioMed Group. Here Jacob Gottlieb worked as a portfolio manager in charge of investments. He is also one of the founders of Balyasny Asset Management company.
In 2005, Jacob Gottlieb founded Visum Asset Management Company. The $8billion hedge fund company also focused on health care investments. The company had employed more than 200 employees and had its main offices in New York City. But, the company stopped operating after the occurrence of a scandal. After getting his clearance from the scandal, Gottlieb established Altium Capital.
Jacob Gottlieb uses his time and resources to support the less privileged in the society. He assists organizations that provide education to the less fortunate. Such organizations include New Yorkers for Children and Robin Hood Foundation. He also contributes to the East Harlem Tutorial Program and Windward School.