Visium Asset Management was founded by Jacob Gottlieb in 2005. Though this hedge fund initially specialized in health care stocks, the firm now manages over $3.5 billion in its broader range of holdings. Industrials, utilities, financials, energy, credit, special situations, risk arbitrage, convertible bond arbitrage, and macro and quantitative investments are the key investment interests of Visium Asset Management. Jacob Gottlieb graduated magna cum laude from Brown University before receiving his medical doctorate (MD) degree from New York University Medical School. In 2001, Gottlieb received his CFA charter from AIMR.