Joe Bauernfreund is the portfolio manager of AJOT and as of October 2015 he is also the named portfolio manager of the British Empire Trust. He is the CEO and CIO of Asset Value Investors. He joined Asset Value Investors in July 2002 as an Investment Analyst, following completion of a Masters in Finance from the London Business School. At first, Joe worked closely with John Walton in focusing on the European Holding Companies. He then covered the entire portfolio and became joint manager with John Pennink.
Prior to joining Asset Value Investors, Joe worked six years for a real estate investment organisation in London.
AVI Japan Opportunity Trust p.l.c is referred to as ‘AJOT’ throughout the website. AJOT’s investment managers, Asset Value Investors are referred to as ‘AVI’