SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

March 25, 2010 05:00 ET

TCW Small Cap Growth Fund Wins Lipper Award

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) -  The TCW Small Cap Growth Fund (NASDAQ: TGSCX) (NASDAQ: TGSNX) was named Wednesday the winner of a prestigious Lipper Award for delivering strong and consistent performance over a three-year period. Lipper ranked the TCW Small Cap Growth Fund the best out of 463 funds in its classification over a three-year period.

"The TCW Small Cap Growth team is pleased to accept the Lipper award for the fund's strong three-year performance record," said Husam Nazer, portfolio manager of the fund. "It reflects the team's commitment to our clients and to our investment discipline."

The Lipper Awards honor mutual funds, hedge funds, and fund management firms that have delivered stronger and more consistent performance than their peers. Lipper's proprietary fund rating methodology is used to determine the winners. This quantitative approach ensures that the Lipper Awards are performance-based and objective.

"The team that Husam Nazer and Brendt Stallings lead at TCW has delivered consistently strong performance for our clients," said Chuck Baldiswieler, President and Chief Executive Officer of TCW Funds, Inc. "It's especially meaningful to be honored for their outstanding performance during a challenging market cycle."

The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, please contact or visit

About Husam Nazer

Mr. Nazer is the Senior Portfolio Manager of the Small Cap Growth and SMID Cap Growth strategies. Mr. Nazer founded the SMID Cap Growth strategy in 2003 and in January 2005 began leading the Small Cap Growth strategy. Mr. Nazer has been a member of the Small and Mid-Cap Growth Equities team since 2000. He joined TCW's U.S. Equity Research Department in 1995 where he made substantial contributions analyzing the health care, retail and technology industries. Mr. Nazer graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 1994 and earned an MBA at the University of Southern California in 1997.

About TCW Funds

TCW Funds, Inc. is an open-end investment company, consisting of 21 separate mutual funds sold primarily to individual investors and retirement plans. 

About TCW

Founded in 1971, The TCW Group, Inc. develops and manages a broad range of innovative, value-added investment products that strive to enhance and protect clients' wealth. The firm has approximately $115 billion in assets under management. TCW clients include many of the largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the U.S., as well as a substantial number of foreign investors and high net worth individuals. TCW is a subsidiary of Société Générale. For more information, please refer to

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    Erin K. Freeman
    Managing Director, Corporate Communications
    The TCW Group, Inc.
    (213) 244-0464