August 9, 2012 |
Private-equity giant Carlyle Group is buying TCW Group Inc. from the French bank Societe Generale, a deal that will give management and employees of TCW a 40% stake in the asset manager. Los Angeles-based TCW manages investments for some of the nation's largest pension funds, universities and other big investors. Financial terms of the transaction were not announced in a statement from the companies Thursday morning. The long-rumored deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013.
September 20, 2012 |
Star bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach is used to winning, but he just suffered a $10-million hit in the most unexpected way. Returning to his posh Santa Monica home after a business trip to New York this week, he found a blank space on the wall where a cherished landscape by William Wendt once hung. He then noticed more blank spaces where he had part of his multimillion-dollar art collection. The crooks even drove away in his red Porsche Carrera - and shut the garage door on the way out. Gundlach, heralded on Wall Street for his bond investing prowess, is the founder of DoubleLine Capital in Los Angeles.
December 30, 2011 |
Star bond trader Jeffrey Gundlach and his former employer, TCW Group Inc., said they settled a lawsuit over his firing in 2009 and allegations that he stole trade secrets to set up his own firm. The two sides issued a joint statement but did not release terms of the deal. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said the settlement pertained to one part of the case. TCW said it covers all claims. TCW, the Los Angeles-based money management unit of French banking giant Societe Generale, and Gundlach were locked in an often bitter court battle this year.
August 31, 2006 |
TCW Group Inc. plans to start an investment fund of as much as $1.5 billion to buy distressed mortgage-backed securities as the real estate slump deepens, said Jeffrey Gundlach, the Los Angeles firm's investment chief. TCW will raise money from institutions and wealthy individuals, and the fund will open in the first quarter of 2007, Gundlach said Wednesday. Delinquent payments, falling home prices and rising borrowing costs have shaken the U.S. property market after a five-year boom.
November 29, 2011 |
Societe Generale, France's second-biggest bank, is weighing whether to put its U.S. asset manager TCW Group up for sale, said people with knowledge of the situation. One option may be a management-led buyout of the business, said two of the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter is private. Societe Generale may decide not to sell TCW and could still pursue an initial public offering for the unit, the people said. Los Angeles-based TCW may be valued at about $1 billion, one person said.
September 8, 2011 |
Money manager Jeffrey Gundlach testified in a trial against TCW Group Inc. over his 2009 firing that he had negotiated, in contracts going back to 1992, specific conditions under which the firm could terminate him "for cause. " "I wanted to make sure I couldn't be fired out of the blue," Gundlach told jurors Wednesday in state court in Los Angeles. He also said that since 1989, he was entitled to accrued compensation if he was fired by TCW. Gundlach, 51, who worked at TCW for 25 years and was named Morningstar's fixed income manager of the year in 2006, says the Los Angeles-based unit of Societe Generale fired him to avoid having to pay management and performance fees for the distressed-asset funds that his group managed and that went "through the roof.
September 14, 2005 |
Robert A. Day, one of the pioneers of Los Angeles' money management industry, said Tuesday that he would hand the reins of giant TCW Group to a younger team of executives on Oct. 1. The shift comes as the company and other established money managers face growing competition from the army of hedge funds touting high-return investment strategies. Day, 61, said 45-year-old Robert D.
January 4, 2007 |
Investment research firm Morningstar Inc. on Wednesday picked its 2006 "managers of the year" in mutual funds, and gave a nod in the fixed-income category to Jeffrey Gundlach of Los Angeles-based TCW Group Inc. Gundlach, who oversees the $540-million TCW Total Return Bond fund, has produced returns "that far outpace his typical intermediate-term bond peer while taking on less interest-rate risk and enduring less volatility than the category's typical offering," Chicago-based Morningstar said.
September 21, 2007 |
Los Angeles-based TCW Group, one of the biggest managers of so-called collateralized debt obligations, or CDOs, said it sold $3.2 billion of mortgage securities backing one CDO after the value of the bonds fell. A decline in the price of securities in the CDO, called Westways Funding X, triggered a clause that demanded that assets be sold so holders of the highest-rated pieces wouldn't incur losses, TCW said Thursday in a statement.
November 17, 2009 |
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who has spent his post-basketball career on retailing ventures in underserved urban areas, is targeting another market he figures is in need of help: lending to mid-size companies. The ex-Laker's firm, Magic Johnson Enterprises, is teaming with Los Angeles money manager TCW Group Inc. in a venture to make loans to mid-size businesses with capital raised from big investors, the firms said Monday. The venture, TCW CapitalAssist Management, doesn't plan to help urban firms exclusively, but Johnson is expected to advocate for them in particular.