SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

September 13, 2011 23:37 ET

TCW's Penny Foley, Dave Robbins to Discuss Emerging Markets Debt Opportunities on Conference Call

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, September 14 with Penny Foley and Dave Robbins, portfolio managers of the Morningstar 5-star rated TCW Emerging Markets Income Fund (TGEIX/TGINX) and the TCW Emerging Markets Local Currency Income Fund (TGWIX/TGWNX).

Also joining the call will be Javier Segovia, co-manager of the TCW Emerging Markets Income Fund.

The title of Ms. Foley and Mr. Robbins' presentation is "Emerging Markets and Local Debt Opportunities." Ms. Foley and Mr. Robbins, managing directors of TCW, will discuss the advantages of investing in emerging markets debt, take a closer look at the dynamics of the markets denominated in local currencies, and address the impact of recent global market volatility.

"Economic growth in emerging markets has been two to three times that of developed markets and we think that's going to continue. We also see the credit quality of emerging markets relative to developed markets continuing to improve over the next three to four years," says Mr. Robbins.

"The EM local currency market is growing much more quickly than the market for dollar-denominated bonds and enables investors to take advantage of a long-term rebalancing from developed markets to emerging markets," says Ms. Foley.

The $2.9 billion TCW Emerging Markets Income Fund maintains an overall 5-star rating from Morningstar in the emerging markets bond 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 August 31, 2011. The total number of emerging markets bond funds in the category over the three-, five-, and 10-year time periods were 88, 59, and 40 respectively.

The TCW Emerging Markets Local Currency Income Fund, launched December 14, 2010, provides dedicated exposure to sovereign and corporate bonds denominated in local currencies across more than a dozen emerging market countries.

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

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 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:

http://www-waa-akam.thomson-webcast.net/us/dispatching/?event_id=b44ca890ad4211860297b5f2259f9a2b&portal_id=ec6bf9617a7161ea0974541a771cb48a

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 $120 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.

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for a variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

©2010 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

Obtain a Prospectus
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 tcw.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

The TCW Funds are distributed by TCW Funds Distributors.

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. Fund share prices will fluctuate with market conditions, currencies and the economic and political climates where investments are made. Emerging markets securities carry special risks, such as less developed or less efficient trading markets, a lack of company information, and differing auditing and legal standards. The securities markets of emerging markets countries can be extremely volatile. Investing in foreign currencies carries special risks including the risk that the value of the Fund's investments denominated in foreign currencies will decline in value because the foreign currency has declined in value relative to the U.S. dollar.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Peter Viles
    Sr. Vice President, Corporate Communications
    (213) 244-0509
    Email Contact