August 24, 2018 · Advisors · (No comments)

After managing separate hedge funds for almost 20 years, Jacob and Stuart Weisbrod are now sharing office space. These two prominent geniuses of healthcare investing understand one another well since they once worked together at Merlin BioMed Group. Currently, they are operating under one roof with the expectation of working together in the future.

Stuart Weisbrod started his profession in 1998 when he co-founded the Merlin as an investment management firm that specialized in the healthcare sector. The portfolios of the company included the healthcare service sector, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology. Stuart has created an unbeaten track record in healthcare and biotechnology investment having held prestigious posts in leading companies such as Prudential-Bache securities, Merill Lynch, Harpel Partners and Oracle Partners. He has a remarkable academic career having earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Princeton in 1980. He also has an MBA in Finance from the University of Columbia in 1986.

Stuart Weisbrod’s extensive background equipped him with the necessary skills and network that helped him create a winning team. The team comprised Jacob Gottlieb, a genius in the healthcare investing who served as a portfolio manager for Merlin Company in 2000. When working at Merlin during the height of the biotech revolution, Jacob Gottlieb assisted the company attains higher returns of more than 100% in 1999 and 2000. Together with other two portfolio managers, Jacob managed to generate high income, and this assisted them to get prominent customers. Even though the company recorded tremendous success over the years, Merlin closed down in 2007 after refunding the funds to investors.

After Merlin was closed down, Weisbrod went on to establish a new investment company known as Iguana Healthcare Partners. These company shares the same investment strategy as that of Merlin since it concentrates on public firms in the healthcare sector.

Just like Weisbrod, Gottlieb moved to establish his company after he left Merlin. After numerous years of hard work and success in the financial industry, Gottlieb invested $300 million in building the Asset Management Company known as Visium. After his company survived the 2008 economic recession, Gottlieb expanded his company into an $8 billion hedge fund. He opened up various offices in London, New York, and San Francisco.

Irrespective of numerous years of success, Visium’s business operations came at a halt in 2016. However, Gottlieb has continued to serve the company to refund the cash to investors and close down the business. With Weisbrod and Gottlieb, former workmates and vastly successful financial capitalists working under one roof, the industry is sure to experience miraculous transformations for healthcare investments opportunities.

Adam Milstein is a co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which offers various services to the Jewish organizations and fosters its relationship with the United States. He is a philanthropist and his organisations offers financial support to the Jewish people. Born and raised in Israel he fought in the Yom Kippur War and relocated to the USA in 1981. He is actively involved in real estate market and works to help his Jewish community.

His operations are based on three principles which are; philanthropy, relying on the MFF which offers both expertise and financial help to the projects they are involved with. The life path impact, which works to ensure they maintain a touch with the children and adults thereby fostering a deep Israeli-America connection, the philanthropic synergy, which offers financial help to similar organizations working towards the realization of his goals and visons.

Adam Milstein latest publication on the times of Israel Diaspora connects the Jewish history, the leadership, and the day-to-day challenges affecting the Jewish people. He urges that for the problems facing Israel, only great leaders would be able to go past those challenges. He talks about the contributions of the first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, Revisionist Zionism Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Golda Meir the first female Prime Minister whose efforts resulted in the formation of an independent Jewish state.

Several tough leaders have helped make Israel what is today although the country is facing many challenges. The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign seeks to destroy the Israeli nation. For these set of challenges an action should be initiated and requires tough leadership. The Jewish American community needs to uphold the national heroes of the country. It is for these that able leadership is required to inspire the next crop of Jewish leaders in America.

In his daily work, Adam Milstein believes that the potential for the next crop of leader is there. He identifies youths in various leadership positions such as those taking part in Israeli-Community Council, and those in the Tzofim and B’nei Akiva youth groups who end up serving in the IDF. Adam Milstein believes that for these leaders to fight anti-Semitism and make Israel great, they have to be supported, nurtured and be given the tools they need to succeed.

May 5, 2018 · Advisors · (No comments)

Malcom CasSelle is CIO of OPSKins, which is an international leader in facilitating sales of virtual items from video games. While the company’s platform is extremely popular, there is only so much that a centralized marketplace can offer, and OPSKins has decided to launch a blockchain project in the form of the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX). This new project will allow virtual asset trading through its own blockchain technology ran platform which is decentralized.

Malcom CasSelle is happy to be a part of a company that is solving the largest issues facing the virtual asset market, and the first of these is uniting a fragmented system. Most platforms have serious restrictions that only allow players to exchange virtual goods with people who live in their own region or that speak the same language. On top of this, security issues are rampant, but a blockchain driven platform solves this. Instead of trading with Fiat currency, players can tokenize their virtual assets and instantly sell or buy gaming items from other players. WAX is also making the virtual trading world a more secure place.

 

Malcom CasSelle is an entrepreneur, the President of the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) and the CIO of OPSKins. Before taking on these positions, he worked with Tronc, Inc. as its President of New Ventures and Chief Technology Officer. Before this, he served SeaChange International as its General Manager of Digital Media and Senior Vice President and came aboard with the company when it purchased Timeline Labs. Before this, CasSelle helped to build a spread of startups including Xfire, MediaPass, and a joint collaboration between Tencent in China and Groupon.

 

Malcom CasSelle has learned how to take educated risks that have paid off well for him during his life. Some of these risks have been in the form of investments, and CasSelle was an investor in the early stages of Zynga, Facebook, and many other companies tied to Bitcoin and blockchain technology. He was actually an early pioneer in the cryptocurrency world and has been part of bitcoin mining ventures as well as an investor in different companies that have used blockchain technology. Malcom CasSelle earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from MIT and his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.