TCW Alternative Mutual Funds FAQ

How do I invest in the TCW Alternative Funds?

Answer:

To invest in the TCW Alternative Funds, please download a prospectus and account application from this website or contact shareholder services at 866 858-4338 for a new account application and prospectus.

Once you receive the application and prospectus, please read the prospectus, complete the application form, sign, and return to the appropriate address on the back of the application. Remember to include your name, address, date of birth, and tax ID.

Enclose the check(s), made out to the appropriate TCW Alternative Funds, with the application.

For Purchase by wire:
Bank Name: Bank of NY Mellon
ABA No. 011001234
Credit: A/C 000074-2082
BNY Mellon Investment Servicing
(US) Inc. as Agent for TCW Alternative Funds

Further Credit: Shareholder Name
Shareholder Fund/Account Number

Where can I get a prospectus?

Answer:

Please contact shareholder services to request a prospectus, annual report, forms, or other information at 866 858-4338 or you may download the Prospectus.

What address should I send the application and other requests to?

Answer:

For Regular Delivery
TCW Alternative Funds
c/o BNY Mellon Investment Servicing
P.O. Box 9886
Providence, RI 02940 
For Overnight Delivery
TCW Alternative Funds
c/o BNY Mellon Investment Servicing
4400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581-1722 
How can I contact shareholder services?

Answer:

To contact shareholder services, you may write to one of the addresses listed below or call us at 866 858-4338. Financial Advisors should call 800-248-4486. Representatives are available 9:00AM to 7:00PM ET.

For Regular Delivery
TCW Alternative Funds
c/o BNY Mellon Investment Servicing
P.O. Box 9886
Providence, RI 02940 
For Overnight Delivery
 TCW Alternative Funds
 c/o BNY Mellon Investment Servicing
 4400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581-1722 

 

What is the difference between I shares and N shares?

Answer:

  1. I class shares represent the Institutional Class: This share class normally has a lower expense ratio. I class shares are not subject to distribution or administrative fees.
  2. N class shares represent the Investor Class: N class shares are subject to distribution fees.
What is the minimum investment?

Answer:

  1. I Class - Minimum initial investment is $1,000,000 with $25,000 minimum subsequent deposits.
  2. N Class - Minimum initial investment is $5,000 ($1,000 for IRA accounts) with No minimum subsequent deposits.
Are there rules regarding frequent trading on an account?

Answer:

Each Fund restricts excessive trading by limiting the number of "round trip" transactions a shareholder may make, please refer to Trading Limits section of the prospectus for details. Each Fund reserves the right to:

  • Refuse any purchase or exchange request that could adversely affect the Fund or its operations, including those from any individual or group who, in the Fund's view, are likely to engage in excessive trading.
  • Change or discontinue its exchange privilege, or temporarily suspend this privilege during unusual market conditions.
  • Delay sending out redemption proceeds for up to seven days (generally applies only in cases of very large redemptions, excessive trading or during unusual market conditions).
How can I access my account information?

Answer:

You can access your account information via telephone, please call 866 858-4338.

How can I add to an account?

Answer:

See above "How do I invest in the TCW Alternatives Funds" and follow the same instructions.

How can I sell or exchange shares?

Answer:

By Mail
Write a letter of instruction that includes:

  1. Your Name(s), and signature(s) as they appear on the account form.
  2. Your account number.
  3. The Fund name.
  4. The dollar amount you want to sell or exchange.
  5. How and where to send the proceeds.

Obtain a signature guarantee or other documentation, if required.
See Account Policies and Services section of the prospectus.

Mail your letter of instruction to:

For Regular Delivery
TCW Alternative Funds
c/o U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC
P.O. Box 9886
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0701

 

For Overnight Delivery
TCW Alternative Funds
c/o U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC
615 E. Michigan Street, 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5207

 

By Telephone

Be sure your bank account information is on file with U.S. Bancorp, the transfer agent. Call the transfer agent at 866 858-4338 to request your transaction. Proceeds will be sent electronically to your bank or a check will be sent to the address of record. Telephone redemption requests must be made for a minimum of $1,000.00.

How do I obtain a Medallion Signature Guarantee?

Answer:

A Medallion Signature Guarantee helps protect against fraud. You can obtain one from most banks, securities dealers, credit unions or savings associations but not from a notary public. Some circumstances require written sell orders, along with a signature Guarantee. These include:

    • Transactions of $100,000 or more.
    • Transactions of $1,000 or more on accounts where the address has been changed within
      last 30 days.
    • Requests to send proceeds to a payee or address that differs from what is on record.
Are check writing privileges available?

Answer

The TCW Alternative Funds do not offer check writing privileges

Will I receive account statements?

Answer:

Every Fund investor automatically receives regular account statements. You will also be sent a yearly statement detailing the tax characteristics of any dividends and distributions you may have received. Additional statements can be sent to a second address, as well as to the address of record. You can set up this service on your New Account Form or by calling 866 858-4338.

Where can I get Fund Expense Information?

Answer:

Please refer to the prospectus for information on Fund expenses and other details.

Do you have an automatic investment plan?
Answer:

The TCW Alternative Funds Automatic Investment Plan purchases shares each period by transferring the dollar amount you specify from your bank. You can set up this service on your New Account Form or by calling 866 858-4338.

Do you have a systematic withdrawal plan?

Answer:

Call 866 858-4338 to request a form to add this feature. Complete the form, specifying the amount and frequency of withdrawals you would like.

Can I reinvest dividends?

Answer:

Dividends and capital gains can be reinvested or distributed in cash. You can set up this service on your New Account Form or by calling 866 858-4338.

Can I establish an Individual Retirement Account with TCW?

Answer:

TCW Alternative Funds offers both traditional and Roth IRA accounts that can be funded with the TCW Alternative Funds. Please contact shareholders services at 866 858-4338 for additional details.