SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

August 08, 2011 11:04 ET

TCW's Sri-Kumar, Tad Rivelle to Discuss Debt Downgrade, Global Economic Outlook

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Monday, August 8 with Komal Sri-Kumar, TCW's Chief Global Strategist, and Tad Rivelle, TCW's Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income.

The title of the call is "Triple-A No More: A Special Update on the U.S. Debt Downgrade and the Global Economic Outlook." Dr. Sri-Kumar and Mr. Rivelle will discuss the downgrade of U.S. long-term debt Friday by Standard & Poor's, and the impact on global markets and economies.

"It has been my position since early 2009 that the U.S. recovery was not sustainable and would end in another recession," said Dr. Sri-Kumar. "Recent developments suggest that the recovery has slackened and that another downturn may have already begun."

Dr. Sri-Kumar views the U.S. government's pledge to cut spending by $917 billion as part of the debt ceiling compromise as having a low chance of being implemented or changing the way government operates. What instead needs to be done to revive the U.S. economy will be discussed during the conference call. He will also examine the European debt situation and the latest threat posed by rising yields in Italy, the Eurozone's third largest economy.

"There is growing likelihood that Europe will be the region where another global financial crisis will begin, with a sizable impact on the rest of the world," added Dr. Sri-Kumar.

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

Date: Monday, August 8, 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=781f66ec8a84194ada591a39512c7f24&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.

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