Jacob is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Visium Asset Management, LP, a multi-strategy hedge fund firm managing over $7.6 billion for institutional and private clients. Jacob has over 15 years of hedge fund investing experience and he leads a team of more than 85 investment professionals focused primarily on fundamental equity long/short strategies.
Jacob founded Visium in 2005 after working as a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Balyasny Asset Management, LP, where he led a team of more than 20 investment professionals. Prior to Balyasny, Jacob was a Portfolio Manager at Merlin, and began his career as a buy-side equity analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein.
Jacob holds a BA in Economics from Brown University (magna cum laude) and a medical degree from New York University. He also holds a CFA charter and his PRM designation from the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.