TCW Fixed Income Team adds Melinda Newman, Drew Sweeney as Senior Vice Presidents

New Hires Strengthen the Resources for Credit Research and Trading

January 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES – January 20, 2015 – The TCW Group, a global asset management firm, today announced that Melinda Newman and Drew Sweeney have joined the firm’s fixed income team as Senior Vice Presidents.  Both hires are based in TCW’s Los Angeles headquarters and have extensive experience working in the U.S. credit markets.

“We are pleased to be adding senior talent to our long-tenured fixed income team,” said Laird Landmann, Group Managing Director and Co-Director of Fixed Income at TCW.  “Credit is an increasingly important element in the overall market as we continue to see signs that we are in the later stages of the credit cycle.  Both Melinda and Drew bring deep experience to TCW, and we look forward to their contributions.”

Newman serves as a senior analyst where she is responsible for evaluating and making investment recommendations regarding high-yield and investment-grade credits.  She reports to Jamie Farnham, Director of Credit Research.  Before joining TCW, Newman was the head of corporate credit research for fixed income at First Pacific Advisors, LLC.  Prior to that, she served as a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Post Advisory Group, LLC, an institutional high-yield boutique based in Los Angeles.

Sweeney is a senior bank loan trader.  He reports to Jerry Cudzil, Head of U.S. Credit Trading.  Prior to joining TCW, Sweeney was the bank loan portfolio manager for Bradford & Marzec, LLC, where he served on the investment committee and managed loan strategies for both total return and CLO accounts.  Before Bradford & Marzec, he worked for Macquarie Group in Los Angeles, overseeing both bank loan and high-yield bond investments.

About The TCW Group
TCW is a leading global asset management firm with a broad range of products across fixed income, equities, emerging markets and alternative investments.  With more than four decades of investment experience, TCW today manages over $160 billion in client assets.  Through the MetWest and TCW Fund families, TCW manages one of the largest mutual fund complexes in the U.S.  TCW’s clients include many of the world’s largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations, as well as financial advisors and high net worth individuals.  For more information, please visit

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