SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

November 16, 2011 15:30 ET

Craig Blum, Manager of the 5-Star TCW Select Equities Fund, to Discuss U.S. Equities on Conference Call

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Thursday, November 17 with Craig Blum, portfolio manager of the Morningstar 5-star rated TCW Select Equities Fund (TGCEX/TGCNX).

The title of Mr. Blum's presentation is "Risk On, Risk Off: Making Sense of an Uncertain World."

"Deflation and inflation are occurring simultaneously, forcing investors to consider not only the problems of the current period but also the likely policy response," says Mr. Blum. "In this environment, equities of superior businesses offer the advantage of pricing power, which we consider a critical portfolio ingredient."

The TCW Select Equities Fund, which invests in large cap and mid-cap growth stocks, maintains an overall 5-star rating from Morningstar out of 1,475 funds in the large growth category, based on risk-adjusted returns. The fund is rated 5-stars for the three-year and five-year periods and 4-stars for the 10-year period ending October 31, 2011. The total number of large growth funds in the category over the three-, five-, and 10-year time periods were 1,475, 1,261, and 794 respectively.

Please dial in 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to register for the call.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time

Live Event:
Domestic: (888) 713-4199
International: (617) 213-4861
Confirmation #: 16292396

In addition to the audio-only version of the conference call, TCW offers a live webcast of the call. Please click on the link below to register for the webcast:

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TCW Funds, Inc. is an open-end investment company, consisting of 23 separate mutual funds sold primarily to individual investors and retirement plans.

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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 $114 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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