TCW Launches Two New Equity Funds

The TCW High Dividend Equities Fund and TCW Global Real Estate Fund Demonstrate the Firm’s Continued Growth of its Equities Platform

December 01, 2014

LOS ANGELES – December 1, 2014 – The TCW Group, Inc., a global asset management firm, today announced the launch of two new funds:  the TCW High Dividend Equities Fund (TGHDX/TGDEX) and the TCW Global Real Estate Fund (TGREX/TGRYX). 

The TCW Global Real Estate Fund will invest in equity securities of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate companies, as well as shares of companies that provide real estate-related services, such as information technology or software firms. The Fund will take a bottom-up approach to identify investments that are trading at prices the manager believes to be below their intrinsic values, focusing on assets, earnings, management quality and stability.

The TCW High Dividend Equities Fund will invest in high-yielding, dividend-paying equity securities listed on U.S exchanges. The Fund will focus on equity securities that have a record of paying dividends, such as master limited partnerships, REITs, publicly traded partnerships, business development companies, and U.S. equity exchange-traded funds.

Both Funds seek to achieve high total return from current income and capital appreciation, and will be managed by Iman Brivanlou, PhD.  Brivanlou heads TCW’s Income Equities Group where, for the past two years, he has successfully overseen a number of separately managed accounts employing these same strategies.

“The launch of these two funds continues to broaden and diversify our growing equities platform,” said David Lippman, CEO of TCW.  “Furthermore, we are very pleased to have Iman lead this effort given his experience with the asset class and keen understanding of the investment theses underpinning the funds he will be managing.”

Brivanlou joined TCW in 2006 as an analyst in the U.S. Equity Research group, covering the real estate, insurance, business services, transportation, and consumer staples sectors. Prior to TCW, Brivanlou was with Kayne Anderson, a hedge fund in Los Angeles, where he developed and tested quantitative models aimed at predicting the size of catalyst “events” using option pricing. Brivanlou was a Howard Hughes post-doctoral fellow in Molecular Neurobiology at the Salk Institute. He holds a BS in Physics from MIT, a PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard, and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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 $155 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 www.tcw.com.

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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. Funds investing in mid and small cap companies involve special risks including higher volatility and lower liquidity.

Fund share prices and returns will fluctuate with market conditions, currencies, and the economic and political climates where the investments are made. Emerging markets securities carry special risks, such as less developed or less efficient trading markets, a lack of company information, and differing auditing and legal standards. The securities markets of emerging markets countries can be extremely volatile. The Fund’s investments denominated in foreign currencies will decline in value if the foreign currency declines in value relative to the U.S. dollar.

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