Joel Fried is President of PRIMECAP Management Company, a Pasadena based investment company. PRIMECAP manages the PRIMECAP Odyssey Funds, where Mr. Fried serves as co-chief executive and trustee, and several mutual funds for The Vanguard Group. PRIMECAP also manages assets for a limited number of pension fund, foundation, and sovereign wealth fund clients.
Mr. Fried and his colleagues are two-time recipients and three-time runners up for Morningstar’s prestigious Domestic Equity Fund Manager of the Year award. PRIMECAP has received three Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards for the best small company equity group, and mutual funds managed by Mr. Fried and his co-portfolio managers at PRIMECAP have received more than a dozen Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards for best fund in their style category.
Mr. Fried is a double Bruin, having received his B.S. in Economic Systems/Science from UCLA and his MBA from UCLA Anderson. Feeling a profound sense of loyalty and obligation to Anderson, Mr. Fried has been an active member of the Board of Advisors, a founding member of the Fink Center for Finance and Investments, and a participant in the Investment Management Forum. He is proud to receive the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.