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TCW Execs Leaving After Key Employees Threatened to Quit

edited August 27 in Other Investing
"TCW said Wednesday that Tad Rivelle, who ran the firm’s bond-investing business, would retire at the end of the year. TCW’s chief executive, David Lippman, is expected to leave after his current contract expires in December 2022, people familiar with the matter said."

Note: Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO) is erroneously mentioned and should be replaced with TCW. What a terrible last sentence...

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  • That remarkably awful last sentence comes straight from the WSJ (link to WSJ source provided in StockXPro column). The WSJ piece does have more information including:
    TCW executives are confident that its team-based structure will help the firm avoid a similar surge in client outflows that Pimco had suffered following Mr. Gross’s exit, the people said.
    Did people leave Pimco because Gross left as CEO or because Gross left as fund manager? I'm inclined to think the latter. That's what's left unsaid here. That Rivelle has been a lead manager on the MetWest funds (and later several TCW funds) since cofounding Met West.

    https://www.swfinstitute.org/news/88022/changing-of-the-guard-tcws-bond-chief-tad-rivelle-to-exit

    I don't care one way or the other that Lippman has rescinded his resignation or that he's retiring at the end of 2022. He hasn't managed a fund since 2009.
    http://financials.morningstar.com/fund/management.html?t=MWTRX

  • edited August 27
    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/892071/000119312521258957/d158365d497.htm

    TCW Funds, Inc.

    Supplement dated August 27, 2021 to the

    Prospectus dated March 1, 2021 (the “Prospectus”)

    For current and prospective investors in the TCW Core Fixed Income Fund, the TCW Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund, the TCW Global Bond Fund, the TCW Short Term Bond Fund, the TCW Total Return Bond Fund (each a “Fund” and together, the “Funds”)

    TCW Investment Management Company LLC, the investment adviser to each Fund (the “Adviser”), has announced that Tad Rivelle, one of the portfolio manager for the Funds, will retire from the Adviser at year-end. The remaining portfolio managers for those Funds will continue to have responsibility for managing the Funds after his retirement.

    The Adviser has provided the following statement regarding Tad Rivelle’s retirement:

    “We are writing today to provide you news on developments that we have long prepared for in the management of our business and the trusted oversight of our client portfolios. Committing ourselves as we have over the years to a team approach to managing assets, focused on process, we have tapped the collective best thinking of our investment professionals and established redundancies that serve the essential need for consistency of approach.

    It is against this backdrop that we announce forthcoming changes to our Generalist team, first that Tad Rivelle, following nearly 35 years in the industry, will retire from TCW Investment Management Company LLC, the Funds’ adviser, at year-end, and that Laird Landmann, Steve Kane and Bryan Whalen will continue as Generalist portfolio managers, with Steve and Bryan assuming Co-CIO roles for the Fixed Income team beginning in the fourth quarter 2021. The Specialist portfolio managers that comprise such a key element of our team and process, remain in place, and continue to guide the management of their sectors, supported by well-built out trading and research functions, in which TCW continues to make considerable commitments from a resource and systems standpoint.

    Says Tad Rivelle: “We recognized very early on that asset management businesses are built on trust and competence. The enduring success of the team and of the TCW fixed income enterprise has been predicated not only on delivering the pattern of returns as represented but also on an unwavering commitment to transparency with our clients. I have had the pleasure and honor of working with a team of Specialist managers of unrivalled competence, led by a team of Generalists, for now some 20 to 30 years, who have first, last and always placed client interests above all else.”

    As an additional dimension to these changes, longtime Senior Analyst to the Generalists Ruben Hovhannisyan has been promoted to a newly-established Associate Generalist position. Expectations are that these functions will scale over time, as a commitment to evergreen management and to building a deep bench of investment talent, as well as in response to business demands and emerging opportunities.

    Naturally, change in our industry is one that brings with it plenty in the way of questions and we stand ready to address inquiries about this and all aspects of our business. We appreciate your ongoing partnership and look forward to those opportunities.”

    Please retain this Supplement with your Prospectus for future reference.




    From Metropolitan West:

    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1028621/000119312521258954/d160297d497.htm

    497 1 d160297d497.htm 497
    Metropolitan West Funds (the “Trust”)

    Supplement dated August 27, 2021 to the

    Prospectus dated July 29, 2021 (the “Prospectus”)

    For current and prospective investors in the Metropolitan West AlphaTrak 500 Fund, the Metropolitan West Intermediate Bond Fund, the Metropolitan West Investment Grade Credit Fund, the Metropolitan West Low Duration Bond Fund, the Metropolitan West Strategic Income Fund, the Metropolitan West Total Return Bond Fund, the Metropolitan West Ultra Short Bond Fund, the Metropolitan West Unconstrained Bond Fund, the Metropolitan West Flexible Income Fund and the Metropolitan West Opportunistic High Income Credit Fund (each a “Fund” and together, the “Funds”)

    Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC, the investment adviser to each Fund (the “Adviser”), has announced that Tad Rivelle, one of the portfolio manager for the Funds, will retire from the Adviser at year-end. The remaining portfolio managers for those Funds will continue to have responsibility for managing the Funds after his retirement.

    The Adviser has provided the following statement regarding Tad Rivelle’s retirement:

    “We are writing today to provide you news on developments that we have long prepared for in the management of our business and the trusted oversight of our client portfolios. Committing ourselves as we have over the years to a team approach to managing assets, focused on process, we have tapped the collective best thinking of our investment professionals and established redundancies that serve the essential need for consistency of approach.

    It is against this backdrop that we announce forthcoming changes to our Generalist team, first that Tad Rivelle, following nearly 35 years in the industry, will retire from Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC, the Funds’ adviser, at year-end, and that Laird Landmann, Steve Kane and Bryan Whalen will continue as Generalist portfolio managers, with Steve and Bryan assuming Co-CIO roles for the Fixed Income team beginning in the fourth quarter 2021. The Specialist portfolio managers that comprise such a key element of our team and process, remain in place, and continue to guide the management of their sectors, supported by well-built out trading and research functions, in which TCW continues to make considerable commitments from a resource and systems standpoint.

    Says Tad Rivelle: “We recognized very early on that asset management businesses are built on trust and competence. The enduring success of the team and of the TCW fixed income enterprise has been predicated not only on delivering the pattern of returns as represented but also on an unwavering commitment to transparency with our clients. I have had the pleasure and honor of working with a team of Specialist managers of unrivalled competence, led by a team of Generalists, for now some 20 to 30 years, who have first, last and always placed client interests above all else.”

    As an additional dimension to these changes, longtime Senior Analyst to the Generalists Ruben Hovhannisyan has been promoted to a newly-established Associate Generalist position. Expectations are that these functions will scale over time, as a commitment to evergreen management and to building a deep bench of investment talent, as well as in response to business demands and emerging opportunities.

    Naturally, change in our industry is one that brings with it plenty in the way of questions and we stand ready to address inquiries about this and all aspects of our business. We appreciate your ongoing partnership and look forward to those opportunities.”

    Please retain this Supplement with your Prospectus for future reference.

    LEGAL_US_W # 109241964.2

  • M* take on Tad Rivelle's retirement:

    "Rivelle is a giant in the fixed-income world, and his retirement is noteworthy.
    However, the strength of the remaining trio of generalist managers and the quality of the specialist teams that support them should assuage investors’ concerns.
    We are maintaining the High People Pillar ratings on Metropolitan West Total Return Bond, TCW Core Fixed Income TGCFX, Metropolitan West Low Duration Bond MWLIX, and Metropolitan West Unconstrained Bond MWCIX, as well as the Above Average People Pillar rating on TCW Total Return Bond TGLMX. These funds all maintain their current Morningstar Analyst Ratings."
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