TCW Select Equities Fund


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Fund Name Daily NAV1 Daily1 MTD1 YTD1 3-mo2
Annualized Performance2
3-yr 5-yr 10-yr3 Since Inc3
Expense Ratio
TCW Select Equities Fund I
[Inception Date: 07/01/1991]
$26.27 0.11% 5.38% 5.38% 5.44% 32.80% 11.05% 13.70% 9.03% 10.10% 0.89% 0.89%
TCW Select Equities Fund N
[Inception Date: 02/26/1999]
$23.87 0.13% 5.34% 5.34% 5.40% 32.52% 10.77% 13.41% 8.73% 6.17% 1.16% 1.16%
Russell 1000 Growth Index - - - - 7.86% 30.21% 13.79% 17.33% 10.00% 9.52% - -
Russell 1000 Growth Index - - - - 7.86% 30.21% 13.79% 17.33% 10.00% 5.40% - -
1 as of 01/18/18 (updated daily)
2 Performance as of 12/31/2017 (updated monthly)
3 Returns include the performance of the predecessor limited partnership for periods
before the Fund’s registration became effective. The predecessor limited partnership
was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“1940 Act”) and
therefore was not subject to certain investment restrictions imposed by the 1940 Act.
If the limited partnership had been registered under the 1940 Act, its performance
may have been adversely affected.

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Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Investment Approach

The Fund invests primarily in the common stocks of mid and large capitalization companies. A highly focused approach is employed which seeks to achieve strong long-term returns over a full market cycle.


Attribution Analysis

Sector Returns & Attribution (one month)
Russell 1000 Growth Index Avg % of Total Equities Benchmark Avg Weight (%) TCW Return (%) Benchmark Return (%) Difference (%) Asset Alloc. Effect Sec. Selection Effect Total Effect
Consumer Discretionary 14.40 18.06 0.65 2.29 -1.64 -0.06 -0.23 -0.29
Consumer Staples 5.18 6.79 0.98 3.15 -2.17 -0.04 -0.11 -0.15
Energy 1.46 0.84 7.37 7.59 -0.22 0.04 -0.01 0.04
Financials 8.16 3.41 0.64 0.62 0.02 -0.01 0.00 -0.01
Health Care 13.44 13.03 1.34 -1.70 3.04 -0.01 0.41 0.40
Industrials 5.62 12.63 2.29 2.18 0.11 -0.10 0.01 -0.09
Information Technology 41.97 38.03 0.37 -0.11 0.48 -0.04 0.21 0.18
Materials 1.46 3.71 1.24 0.67 0.57 0.00 0.01 0.01
Real Estate 8.31 2.50 -1.21 0.06 -1.27 -0.05 -0.11 -0.15
Telecom Services 0.00 0.98 0.00 4.01 -4.01 -0.03 0.00 -0.03
Utilities 0.00 0.01 0.00 3.00 -3.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Equity   -0.30 0.18 -0.09
as of 12/31/2017 (updated monthly)

Portfolio Characteristics

  Portfolio Russell 1000 Growth Index
Number of Securities 34 551
Average Price/Earnings Past 12 Months 40.2x 27.3x
Average Price/Earnings Next 12 Months 28.9x 21.4x
Price/Book 6.7x 7.4x
5 Year Average Earnings Growth Rate 13.8% 12.1%
5 Year Average Revenue Growth Rate 20.1% 10.6%
Debt/Capital 0.5x 0.6x
Market Capitalization: Average (Dollar-Weighted) $173.5 bil $227.5 bil
Market Capitalization: Median $48.8 bil $11.8 bil
as of 12/31/2017 (updated monthly)

Performance Returns

as of 12/31/2017 (updated monthly)

Top Ten Holdings (%)

as of 12/31/2017 (updated monthly)

Sector Weight (%)

as of 12/31/2017 (updated monthly)
Sector weights include securities only & don't include cash

Legal Disclosures

The source for all charts and tables above is TCW

Attribution Analysis – A performance-evaluation tool used to analyze the abilities of portfolio or fund managers. Attribution analysis uncovers the impact of the manager's investment decisions with regard to overall investment policy, asset allocation, security selection and activity. A fund or portfolio's returns are compared to a benchmark in order to determine whether a manager is actually skilled or just lucky.

Price/Earnings – The price/earnings ratio is the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. A trailing P/E refers to a ratio that is based on earnings from the latest year, while a forward P/E uses an analyst's forecast of next year's earnings. P/E ratio estimates should not be considered illustrative of future performance of the Fund.

Price/Book – A ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. It is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter's book value per share.

Market Capitalization – The market value of all outstanding bonds of a particular issue. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the principal amount of the bond issue by the current market price of an individual bond expressed as a percentage of par.

About Performance
The performance data presented represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Total returns include reinvestment of dividends and distributions. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data presented. Performance data current to the most recent month end is available on the product detail page for each Fund. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions. The value of an investment in the Fund, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than its original purchase cost.
Inception Date

For the I Share Class, since inception returns include the performance of the predecessor limited partnership for periods before the Fund's registration became effective. The predecessor limited partnership was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("1940 Act") and therefore, was not subject to certain investment restrictions imposed by the 1940 Act. If the limited partnership was registered under the 1940 Act, its performance may have been adversely affected.

Net and Gross Expense Ratio
Annual fund operating expenses as stated in the Prospectus dated February 28, 2017.
There can be no assurance that the objectives and/or trends will come to pass or be maintained.
Morningstar Style Box
The Morningstar Style BoxTM reveals a fund’s investment strategy. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth).

Morningstar Rating Disclosure: The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

The total number of Large Growth Funds for the 3-, 5-, and 10-year time periods were 1,470, 1,278, and 920, respectively. The TCW Select Equities Fund I Share received a rating of 3 stars for the 3- and 5-year periods, and 4 stars for the 10-year period.

Portfolio Characteristics & Holdings
It should not be assumed that an investment in the securities listed was or will be profitable. Portfolio characteristics and holdings are subject to change at any time.

This content may include estimates, projections and other "forward-looking" statements. Actual events may differ substantially from those presented. TCW/MetWest assumes no duty to update any such statements. All projections are based on current asset prices and are subject to change.

Russell Trademark

Russell Investment Group is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes.  Russell® is a trademark of Russell Investment Group.

Russell 1000® Growth Index – Measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Russell 1000 Growth Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the large-cap growth segment.

The index is not available for direct investment; therefore its performance does not reflect a reduction for fees or expenses incurred in managing a portfolio. The securities in the index may be substantially different from those in the Fund.

A Word About Risk

Equity investments entail equity risk and price volatility risk. The value of stocks and other equity securities will change based on changes in a company’s financial condition and in overall market and economic conditions.
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The TCW Funds are distributed by TCW Funds Distributors LLC

Investment Team

  • Photo: Craig C. Blum, CFA
    Craig C. Blum, CFA
    Group Managing Director

    Mr. Blum is the Portfolio Manager of the TCW Concentrated Core strategy and the TCW Select Equities Fund. He joined TCW in 1999 as a Research Analyst in the Equity Research group covering data networking, communications equipment, and enterprise technology companies. In 2002, Mr. Blum became a member of the Concentrated Core/Select Equities group and was subsequently named Portfolio Manager in 2004. Prior to TCW, Mr. Blum held various positions with FMAC Capital Markets, PaineWebber and Merrill Lynch. He received his BS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mr. Blum is a CFA charterholder.