SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

September 17, 2010 14:03 ET

Landmann, Nucci to Discuss MetWest High Yield Bond Fund in Conference Call

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2010) -  The TCW Group, Inc. invites you to participate in a conference call on Monday, September 20 with Laird Landmann and Gino Nucci, portfolio managers of the MetWest High Yield Bond Fund (MWHIX/MWHYX). The title of their presentation is "High Yield Bonds in a Low Rate Environment."

"Despite sluggish growth expectations, we believe high yield bonds can produce attractive returns given current valuations and improving corporate balance sheet fundamentals," said Mr. Nucci. "And in the event that economic and profit growth is slower than consensus expectations, we believe high yield bonds can continue to produce attractive returns relative to other asset classes."

TCW announced in August that the MetWest High Yield Bond Fund had reached $1 billion in assets under management for the first time. The Fund has experienced significant asset growth over the past 18 months, driven by a combination of solid returns and increasing industry recognition. The Fund's portfolio management team of Jamie Farnham, Gino Nucci, Laird Landmann and Steve Kane was nominated for Morningstar Fixed Income Manager of the Year in 2009.* 

The MetWest High Yield Bond Fund invests across the below-investment-grade fixed income universe. The Fund seeks to optimize total return while having lower volatility than its benchmark by positioning the portfolio appropriately across all points of the credit cycle. Industry allocation and maturity distribution are determined through an integration of macroeconomic analysis and fundamental research of individual securities.

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

Date: Monday, September 20, 2010
Time: 1 p.m. Pacific Time / 4 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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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 $110 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

About MetWest

Founded in 1996, Metropolitan West Asset Management LLC (MetWest) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TCW. Since its founding MetWest has delivered strong fixed income returns for its clients through a value-driven investment philosophy and a client-centered culture. MetWest's strategies, all of which are team-managed, have performed in the top quartile among comparable fixed income strategies, garnering four nominations for Morningstar's Fixed Income Manager of the Year and receiving this distinguished honor in 2005. TCW announced the acquisition of MetWest in December 2009 and completed the transaction in February 2010.

* The Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year award winners are chosen based on Morningstar's proprietary research and in-depth evaluation by its Fund analysts.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The Fund's prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. You may download the prospectus from the Fund's website at Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

A Word about Risk

Bond Funds have the same interest rate, high yield and credit risks associated with the underlying bonds in the portfolio, all of which could reduce the Fund's value. As interest rates rise, the value of the Fund can decline and an investor can lose principal.

The MetWest Funds are distributed by BNY Mellon Distributors Inc. which is not affiliated with TCW. The MetWest Funds are advised by Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The TCW Group, Inc.

Contact Information

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