SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

February 28, 2011 16:58 ET

Rohit Sah Joins TCW

Award-Winning Portfolio Manager and 14-Year Oppenheimer Funds Veteran to Launch TCW's International Small Cap Strategy

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, today announced that Rohit Sah, a veteran portfolio manager specializing in international small-cap stocks, has joined TCW as portfolio manager and will launch the TCW International Small Cap Fund (TGICX/TGNIX). The strategy will also be available to institutional and international investors through separate accounts and other delivery vehicles.

Mr. Sah was nominated for Morningstar's International Stock Manager of the Year Award* in 2010 and has been named to Barron's annual rankings of "Top 100 Managers" four times. He joins TCW from Oppenheimer Funds, where he managed the Oppenheimer International Small Company Fund from 2004 to 2011.

"We are pleased to welcome Rohit, a highly talented and respected portfolio manager, to TCW and to announce the launch of TCW's International Small Cap Fund," said Marc I. Stern, CEO of TCW. "Rohit's disciplined, high-conviction investment philosophy fits very well with TCW's 40-year commitment to active management. With the launch of the new strategy, our clients now have the opportunity to invest with TCW in a strategy that seeks to identify the most promising small-cap growth companies outside the United States."

"I'm very excited to be joining TCW, which has long stood out in our industry for its commitment to proprietary research, its investment-oriented culture and its dedication to providing institutional and individual clients the investment products they need to meet their financial objectives," Mr. Sah said. "TCW has a world-class distribution platform and a strong tradition of encouraging independent thinking and analysis. I'm looking forward to building and growing a new fund at TCW for the benefit of our clients."

The TCW International Small Cap Strategy, which launched February 28, will invest in small-cap companies located outside of the United States. It generally targets companies with market capitalizations of $6 billion or less at the time of purchase.

TCW's lineup of portfolio managers now includes three Morningstar Manager of the Year Award* nominees from 2009 and 2010. In 2009, the team that manages the MetWest High Yield Bond Fund was nominated for Fixed Income Manager of the Year; in 2010, in addition to Sah's nomination, the team that manages the MetWest Total Return Bond Fund was nominated for Fixed Income Manager of the Year and was named runner-up for the award.

TCW has launched three new international strategies in the past 14 months, broadly expanding its offerings in international investing. The new international strategies, available both as mutual funds and institutional strategies, are TCW Emerging Markets Equities Strategy, the TCW Emerging Markets Local Currency Income Strategy, and the TCW International Small Cap Strategy.

Mr. Sah joined Oppenheimer in 1996 as a Fixed Income Analyst with responsibility for analyzing Emerging Market local currency bonds, He was named a co-manager of the Oppenheimer International Small Company Fund in 2001, and took over as sole fund manager in 2004. Mr. Sah has a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and a Bachelor's Degree in Technology and Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T., Kanpur in India.

About TCW Funds
TCW Funds, Inc. is an open-end investment company, consisting of 23 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 www.tcw.com.

* 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.

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The TCW Funds are distributed by TCW Funds Distributors. 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.

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