The After working on different funds for almost twenty years, Stuart Weisbrod and Jacob Gottlieb are back in the same office. The two icons in the healthcare investment industry understand each other and have previously worked amazingly at Merlin BioMed Group. Currently, they are sharing the same office and collaborating on various projects.
Weisbrod is the co-founder of Merlin which was formed in 1998. The company kicked off as an investment management firm that mainly focused on the healthcare industry with various portfolios on pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare services, and medical devices. Weisbrod is known for his great records in the biotechnology and healthcare investment sectors, which include his recent position at the Harpel partners, Oracle Partners, Merrill Lynch as well as Prudential-Bache Securities.
Stuart is also known for his outstanding and impressive education background including his Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He attained his Ph.D. from the Princeton University in the year 1980. He also has an MBA from the Columbia University, which he got on 1986 not forgetting that he went to the Colgate University where he attained a BA in Chemistry in 1975.
The professional background of Stuart Weisbrod cannot be underestimated as well. He has been able to provide outstanding expertise and leadership skills in his team hence making them excel in all the ventures. Among his incredible team was Jacob Gottlieb, who has worked with Weisbrod since 2000 as their portfolio manager.
While Jacob Gottlieb worked at Merlin, he helped the company achieve significant returns marking more than one hundred percent between 1999 and in 2000. Jacob, along with other incredible managers managed to generate incredible returns, which assisted them in winning the most prominent clients from family offices, pension’s funds, endowments as well as the highest net worth people across the globe. Despite such a great progress and success, Merlin decided to close its doors in 2007 and return funds to its investors.
After leaving Merlin, Weisbrod decided to establish the Iguana Healthcare Partners. The company had a similar focused to that in Merlin. The inspiration behind forming Iguana came from the ability to understand the evolving of reptiles and their existence in different changing environments.
With the two icons working together now, the world will witness outstanding success in the financial and healthcare industry. The two will also ring some significant changes in the investment opportunities in this field as well.