SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

November 08, 2011 15:13 ET

TCW's Tad Rivelle, Steve Kane to Discuss Fixed Income Markets, New MetWest Unconstrained Bond Fund on Conference Call

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, November 9 with Tad Rivelle, TCW's chief investment officer for fixed income, and Steve Kane, portfolio manager of the recently launched MetWest Unconstrained Bond Fund (MWCIX/MWCRX).

Rivelle will address the economic issues affecting fixed income markets and where TCW currently sees opportunities while Kane will provide an introduction to the MetWest Unconstrained Bond Fund, the first MetWest fund with a global mandate. The Fund has the latitude to invest across a wide variety of fixed income sectors including high yield and emerging markets bonds.

"Today's combination of low interest rates and heightened volatility offers compelling opportunities for a go-anywhere bond fund," said Steve Kane. "We believe investing in securities that provide a substantial yield premium over interest rate sensitive sectors like Treasuries can achieve more attractive rates of return over the long term."

Kane and fellow portfolio managers Rivelle and Laird Landmann also lead a MetWest Total Return Bond Fund team that was named Morningstar Fixed Income Manager of the Year in 2005* and has been nominated for the award six times. In addition, the MetWest Unconstrained Bond Fund draws on the resources of TCW teams that currently manage over $66 billion in fixed income assets including the $2.8 billion TCW Emerging Markets Income Fund.

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

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 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:

A Word about Risk
The Fund invests in below investment grade bonds and may be less liquid and subject to greater volatility. The Fund is subject to the same risks as the underlying bonds in the portfolio such as credit, prepayment, call and interest rate risk. As interest rates rise the value of bond prices will decline. The Fund may also invest in more aggressive investments such as foreign securities which may expose the fund to currency and exchange rate fluctuations as well as derivatives. The use of certain derivatives may also have a leveraging effect which may increase the volatility of the Fund and reduce its returns.

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 $114 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. 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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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. The MetWest Funds' distributor, BNY Mellon Distributors, Inc, will not be involved with the event.

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