TCW Strengthens Legal and Compliance Functions with Two Senior Hires

October 05, 2015

Frank Gioia joins as Senior Vice President and Head of Investment Control

Dipo Ashiru joins as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK CITY – October 5, 2015 – The TCW Group, a global asset management firm, announced today that it has made two senior-level hires which further strengthen the firm’s legal and compliance areas.  

Frank Gioia has joined TCW’s Compliance department as a Senior Vice President and Head of Investment Control.  He will lead the firm’s guideline monitoring efforts and work closely with operations, information technology, the trading desks and client services.  He is based in TCW’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Jeff Engelsman, Global Chief Compliance Officer.  Prior to TCW, Gioia was the Compliance Product Manager for Charles River Development, a premier provider of automated systems for front- and middle-office investment management functions. 

Dipo Ashiru has joined TCW as a Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel.  He brings significant alternatives experience to TCW, and will also be responsible for a wide range of legal matters.  He is based in New York City and reports to Meredith Jackson, TCW’s General Counsel.  He joins TCW from KKR, where he served as an adviser and senior counsel to the firm’s diversified private equity, credit and hedge funds platform. 

“Deepening our expertise in legal, compliance and controls is extremely important as our business continues to grow and the regulatory environment becomes more complex around the world,” said Engelsman. 

“We are enthusiastic about adding new senior team members of the caliber of Frank and Dipo, who will be key players in our continual efforts to stay ahead of the curve on legal and regulatory matters,” added Jackson.  “We welcome them to the team and look forward to the vital contributions they will make to TCW.”

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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 $180 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

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