SOURCE: The TCW Group, Inc.

The TCW Group, Inc.

October 13, 2010 10:58 ET

TCW's Whalen, Rivelle to Discuss TCW Total Return Bond Fund on Conference Call

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, invites you to participate in a conference call on Thursday, October 14 with Bryan Whalen, portfolio manager of the TCW Total Return Bond Fund (TGLMX/TGMNX). Also joining the call will be Tad Rivelle, TCW's Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income.

The title of Mr. Whalen's presentation is "Third-Quarter Update on the TCW Total Return Bond Fund." Mr. Whalen, a managing director at TCW and co-head of the firm's Mortgage-Backed Securities division, will discuss recent trends in the housing market and the markets for mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Rivelle will discuss the outlook for the U.S. economy and other macro-economic issues.

In its "Top Mutual Funds" issue in October 2010, Bloomberg Markets magazine named the TCW Total Return Bond Fund as the top-performing U.S. bond fund*, based on the Fund's performance over a five-year period.

"Given the unprecedented level of government involvement in housing, we find ourselves paying more attention to policy discussions, particularly surrounding the possibility of government-sponsored refinancing and the latest slowdown in foreclosures," said Mr. Whalen. "Despite this background noise, we continue to find excellent opportunities in both agency and non-agency MBS as we navigate these politically choppy waters."

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

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
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:

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*Bloomberg Markets fund rankings take into consideration a fund's one-, three-and five-year total returns as well as three- and five-year Sharpe ratios. Rankings include open-end retail bond funds domiciled in the U.S. with total assets of more than $250 million. Published in Bloomberg Markets magazine, October 2010. Source: Bloomberg

About TCW Funds
TCW Funds, Inc. is an open-end investment company, consisting of 21 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 $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 www.tcw.com.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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You should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The Fund's prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. To receive a free Prospectus, please call (800) 386-3829 or you may download the Prospectus from the Fund's website at www.tcw.com. Read it 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. As interest rates rise, the value of the Fund can decline and an investor can lose principal.

Contact Information

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