TCW Group

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TCW Group
Industry Investment management
Founded 1971
Headquarters TCW Tower
Los Angeles, California, United States
Products Fixed Income, Equity, and International Mutual Funds, Strategies, and Alternative Investments
Total assets $180.7 billion as of 31 December 2015
Owner Carlyle Group and company management

The TCW Group is an investment management company that offers mutual funds under the TCW, TCW Alternative and MetWest brands, provides investment management for institutions, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individual investors, with products in Fixed Income, Equities, International and Alternative asset classes.


Founded by Robert Addison Day in 1971 and headquartered in Los Angeles, TCW manages a broad range of investment products.[1] The TCW Group was originally known as Trust Company of the West. TCW clients include many of the corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the U.S., as well as foreign investors and high-net-worth individuals.[2]

In 2001, Société Générale (SocGen) acquired a controlling interest in The TCW Group.[3][4]

On February 24, 2010, TCW announced the completion of its acquisition of Metropolitan West Asset Management LLC (MetWest), a leading fixed income investment management firm.[5]

In February 2013, TCW management and alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group acquired TCW Group from Société Générale.[6] As a result of the transaction, TCW management and employees will increase their ownership in the firm to approximately 40% on a fully diluted basis, better aligning interests with clients. Equity for the investment came from two Carlyle investment funds and from TCW management.[7]

As of December 31, 2015, TCW had $180.7 billion of assets under management or committed to management.[8] The Chairman of the Board is Marc Stern.[9]


The company is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Boston, London and Hong Kong.


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