RJ Cruz, CFA

Senior Vice President
U.S. Fixed Income


Mr. Cruz is a Senior Credit Analyst in the U.S. Fixed Income group and is responsible for credit research in the energy and metals/mining sectors. He joined TCW in 2004 from Franklin Templeton where he was Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst for the firm’s High Yield Bank Loan product. He was a Member of the Investment Committee and covered the cable, media, and paper/packaging industries. Prior to Franklin, he was with Bank of America where he worked as a High Yield Bond Research Analyst. Before that, he was a Relationship Manager and Credit Analyst at Westdeutsche Landesbank AG (West LB). Prior thereto, he held analyst positions at Security Pacific and Kidder Peabody. Mr. Cruz received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines, his MBA from Golden Gate University, and his MSBA degree from the University of Southern California. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.