LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/22/12 -- The TCW Group, Inc. (TCW), a global asset manager, invites you to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, May 23 with Craig Blum, portfolio manager of the Morningstar 4-star rated TCW Select Equities Fund (NASDAQ: TGCEX) (NASDAQ: TGCNX).
Mr. Blum will discuss macroeconomic trends supporting equities, detail the benefits of a concentrated investment approach, and analyze current portfolio positioning.
"We are pleased with our current exposure to a wide range of growth businesses that we believe face attractive industry opportunities and enjoy clear advantages over competitors," says Mr. Blum. "And we're confident that the portfolio's cash flow growth and future earnings power can endure through a wide range of economic environments."
The TCW Select Equities Fund, which invests in large cap and mid-cap growth stocks, maintains an overall 4-star rating from Morningstar out of 1,465 funds in the large growth category, based on risk-adjusted returns. The fund is rated 5-stars for the five-year period and 4-stars for the three-year and 10-year periods ending April 30, 2012. The total number of large growth funds in the category over the three-, five-, and 10-year time periods were 1,465, 1,273, and 820 respectively.
Please dial in 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to register for the call.
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Time: 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Domestic: (888) 713-4199
International: (617) 213-4861
Confirmation #: 16292396
In addition to the audio-only version of the conference call, TCW offers a live webcast of the call. Please click on the link below to register for the webcast:
A Word About Risk
Equity investments entail equity 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.
Founded in 1971, The TCW Group, Inc. develops and manages a broad range of innovative, value-added investment products that strive to enhance and protect clients' wealth. The firm has approximately $128 billion in assets under management. TCW clients include many of the largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the U.S., as well as a substantial number of foreign investors and high net worth individuals. TCW is a subsidiary of Société Générale. For more information, please refer to www.tcw.com.
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for a variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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 fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.
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