Mauro F. Roca Joins TCW as Managing Director in Emerging Markets Sovereign Research

Former Goldman Sachs Economist to Focus on Latin America

July 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES – July 24, 2017 – The TCW Group, a global asset management firm, announced today that Mauro F. Roca has joined the firm in its Los Angeles headquarters as a Managing Director in Emerging Markets Sovereign Research.  In this role, Mr. Roca will serve as a sovereign analyst covering the Latin America region.

“Mauro pairs a wealth of experience in macroeconomic research and financial markets with a deep understanding of Latin America’s economic and political fundamentals,” said Blaise Antin, Head of Emerging Markets Sovereign Research. “We are confident he will be a tremendous asset to TCW’s growing emerging markets bench of talent.”

With more than a decade of experience in senior economist and strategist positions at leading investment banks and the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Roca brings to TCW a strong knowledge of emerging market investing in both the public and international sectors.  He most recently worked as a Senior Latin America Economist at Goldman Sachs and has held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.  He also worked as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as a Financial Analyst at the Central Bank of Argentina.

Penny Foley, Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager, said, “We continue to see a number of interesting investment opportunities in Latin America as markets such as Brazil and Argentina undertake important structural reforms.  We look forward to Mauro’s insights and analysis of the region to help identify market inflection points that present opportunities for our investors.”  

Mr. Roca earned a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in Economics from Columbia University, an M.A. in Economics from CEMA University, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina. He has previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and a Visiting Professor at CEMA University in Argentina.

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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 approximately $195 billion in client assets.  Through the MetWest Funds, TCW Funds and TCW Alternative Funds 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 www.tcw.com.

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