SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

January 18, 2011 17:08 ET

TCW's Steve Kane, Laird Landmann to Discuss MetWest Total Return Bond Fund on Conference Call

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, January 19 with Stephen Kane and Laird Landmann, portfolio managers of the MetWest Total Return Bond Fund (MWTIX/MWTRX). The title of their presentation is "Playing Kick the Can: Finding Opportunities Amidst Shifting Debt Burdens."

The team that manages the MetWest Total Return Bond Fund, which also includes Tad Rivelle, TCW chief investment officer for fixed income, was nominated for Morningstar's Fixed Income Manager of the Year award in 2010, and won the award in 2005.*

"Aggressive Fed policy was necessary for avoiding economic collapse in 2008-09 but has created a legacy of distorted bond market pricing that provides both opportunities and risks," says Mr. Kane.

"Deleveraging has had a positive effect on corporate balance sheets, a dynamic that creates attractive opportunities in the corporate bond market despite a still challenged economy," adds Mr. Landmann.

The MetWest Total Return Bond Fund is a core bond fund that invests across multiple fixed income sectors, including agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds and bank loans. Sector allocation is 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: Wednesday, January 19, 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:

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.

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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 contain 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. Securities offered through MWAM Distributors LLC, a FINRA registered limited purpose broker-dealer.

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