Privacy Policy

Conditions of Use

By using this site, you signify your assent to the following conditions of use without limitation or qualification. Please read these conditions carefully before using this site. The TCW Group may at any time revise these conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current terms and conditions to which you are bound. References to the TCW Group shall be deemed to include The TCW Group, Inc., Trust Company of the West, TCW Asset Management Company and TCW Investment Management Company. Nothing contained in this site constitutes investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any security, management product or service.

Limitation of Liability
While the TCW Group uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information on this web site, errors or omissions sometimes occur. This site is for informational purposes only and TCW Group makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of this web site or of any linked site. Under no circumstances shall TCW Group nor any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the web site be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this web site, even if a TCW Group authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

A word of warning-past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount invested. Exchange rates may vary causing the value of oversees investments to go up or down.

TCW Group also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the web site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this web site.

Any links to other Internet sites are included as a convenience and TCW assumes no liability for the content or the presentation of linked sites. Third party links to this site are permitted only with TCW’s prior written consent. No representations or warranties are made for any software that may be downloaded from this site.

Restrictions on use of Materials
Except as otherwise permitted by TCW Group, no materials from www.tcw.com or any web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by TCW Group may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way. You may download material displayed on this web site for non-commercial, personal use only, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report or use the content of this web site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio and video, without TCW Group’s prior written permission.

Cookies
The TCW websites use cookies. Cookies are used to enhance the visitor experience and help us to provide customized services and information. To find out more about cookies on the TCW websites and how to delete cookies, see our cookie policy.

Jurisdictional Issues
The information contained on this web site is not an offer to sell or solicitation to buy any security or product. No
security or product is offered or will be sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation, purchase or sale
would be unlawful under the securities, insurance or other laws of such jurisdiction.

Privacy Policy

The TCW Group, Inc. and Subsidiaries

TCW Investment Management Company LLC
TCW Asset Management Company LLC
Trust Company of the West
Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC

TCW Funds, Inc.
TCW Strategic Income Fund, Inc.
Metropolitan West Funds
TCW Alternative Funds

  Sepulveda Management LLC
TCW Direct Lending LLC
TCW Direct Lending VII LLC

Effective September 2017


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW


At TCW, we recognize the importance of keeping information about you secure and confidential. We do not sell or share your nonpublic personal and financial information with marketers or others outside our affiliated group of companies.

We carefully manage information among our affiliated group of companies to safeguard your privacy and to provide you with consistently excellent service.

We are providing this notice to you to comply with the requirements of Regulation S-P, "Privacy of Consumer Financial Information," issued by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.


OUR PRIVACY POLICY


We, The TCW Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the TCW Funds, Inc., TCW Strategic Income Fund, Inc., the Metropolitan West Funds, and the TCW Alternative Funds, Sepulveda Management LLC and TCW Direct Lending (collectively, "TCW") are committed to protecting the nonpublic personal and financial information of our customers and consumers who obtain or seek to obtain financial products or services primarily for personal, family or household purposes. We fulfill our commitment by establishing and implementing policies and systems to protect the security and confidentiality of this information.

In our offices, we limit access to nonpublic personal and financial information about you to those TCW personnel who need to know the information in order to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your nonpublic personal and financial information.


CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT


We may collect the following types of nonpublic personal and financial information about you from the following sources:

  • Your name, address and identifying numbers, and other personal and financial information, from you and from identification cards and papers you submit to us, on applications, subscription agreements or other forms or communications.
  • Information about your account balances and financial transactions with us, our affiliated entities, or nonaffiliated third parties, from our internal sources, from affiliated entities and from nonaffiliated third parties.
  • Information about your account balances and financial transactions and other personal and financial information, from consumer credit reporting agencies or other nonaffiliated third parties, to verify information received from you or others.


CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION WE DISCLOSE TO NONAFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES


We may disclose your name, address and account and other identifying numbers, as well as information about your pending or past transactions and other personal financial information, to nonaffiliated third parties, for our everyday business purposes such as necessary to execute, process, service and confirm your securities transactions and mutual fund transactions, to administer and service your account and commingled investment vehicles in which you are invested, to market our products and services through joint marketing arrangements or to respond to court orders and legal investigations.

We may disclose nonpublic personal and financial information concerning you to law enforcement agencies, federal regulatory agencies, self-regulatory organizations or other nonaffiliated third parties, if required or requested to do so by a court order, judicial subpoena or regulatory inquiry.

We do not otherwise disclose your nonpublic personal and financial information to nonaffiliated third parties, except where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required or permitted by law. Because we do not disclose your nonpublic personal and financial information to nonaffiliated third parties, our Customer Privacy Policy does not contain opt-out provisions.


CATEGORIES OF INFORMATION WE DISCLOSE TO OUR AFFILIATED ENTITIES


  • We may disclose your name, address and account and other identifying numbers, account balances, information about your pending or past transactions and other personal financial information to our affiliated entities for any purpose.
  • We regularly disclose your name, address and account and other identifying numbers, account balances and information about your pending or past transactions to our affiliates to execute, process and confirm securities transactions or mutual fund transactions for you, to administer and service your account and commingled investment vehicles in which you are invested, or to market our products and services to you.


INFORMATION ABOUT FORMER CUSTOMERS


We do not disclose nonpublic personal and financial information about former customers to nonaffiliated third parties unless required or requested to do so by a court order, judicial subpoena or regulatory inquiry, or otherwise where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required or permitted by law.


QUESTIONS


Should you have any questions about our Customer Privacy Policy, please contact us by email or by regular mail at the address at the end of this policy.


REMINDER ABOUT TCW'S FINANCIAL PRODUCTS


Financial products offered by The TCW Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the TCW Funds, Inc., TCW Strategic Income Fund, Inc., the Metropolitan West Funds, TCW Alternative Funds, Sepulveda Management LLC and TCW Direct Lending.

  • Are not guaranteed by a bank;
  • Are not obligations of The TCW Group, Inc. or of its subsidiaries;
  • Are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and
  • Are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount committed or invested, and earnings thereon.
 

THE TCW GROUP, INC.

TCW FUNDS, INC.

TCW STRATEGIC INCOME FUND, INC.

METROPOLITAN WEST FUNDS

 

TCW ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

SEPULVEDA MANAGEMENT LLC

TCW DIRECT LENDING LLC

TCW DIRECT LENDING VII LLC

Attention: Privacy Officer | 865 South Figueroa St. Suite 1800 | Los Angeles, CA 90017 | email: privacy@tcw.com