Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod Collaboration

August 15, 2018

Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod are two successful healthcare investors that decided to go back on the same team once again. It all started when Weisbrod co founded Merlin in 1998. Merlin was an investment company that focused their energy on healthcare along with side factors like bio technology, pharmaceutical, and medical service. Weisbrod made a good reputation for himself and not to mention he had a good track record when he earned his phd for biochemistry from Princeton back in 1980. As the company grew he decided to partner up with Jacob Gottlieb who became his portfolio manager in 2000. Stuart soon realized he made the right choice when Jacob ended up earning Merlin returns of over 100%.

Soon after Weisbrod went on to create a new investment firm that was called “Iguana Health Care Partners”. It was a brand new company but shared a lot of the same ideas and strategies as Merlin. Coincidentally since Merlin was no longer in tact Gottlieb went on to create his own firm called Visium Asset Management. This company initially started with a $300 million dollar worth which later turned into $2.5 billion in 2008. After a lot of hard work the company maxed out at $8 billion dollars with 200 employers hired with offices in New York, London, and San Francisco. However despite the success, Visium ended up taking major damage in 2016 after 3 executives were accused of insider trading.

This was a devastation for the company but wasn’t the downfall. One thing to point out is that Gottlieb was never accused and continued to staying focused in maintaining his role as the founder and owner of Visium. Soon after Gottlieb and Weirsbrod decided to partner up again to build their companies into one. People expect great things from these two wise investors and its said that this will be a major impact on the healthcare industry.

Find out more about Jacob Gottlieb: http://inspirery.com/jacob-gottlieb/

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