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September 1, 2011 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
TCW Group Inc. Chairman Robert Day testified that the firm's star bond fund manager had become "unstable" in the months leading up to the decision to fire him, but that the company still had hoped to strike a deal to keep him. Jurors in the bitter court battle between TCW and its former chief investment officer, Jeffrey Gundlach, on Wednesday also heard the L.A. money management firm's former president call Gundlach "a disease" on the company and...
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August 19, 2011 | Bloomberg News
TCW Group Inc. Chief Executive Marc Stern said he fired Jeffrey Gundlach in December 2009 because the company was being "threatened" and "in the process of being destroyed. " Stern testified Thursday in the trial that pits Gundlach and three other former TCW executives against the asset-management firm. Stern said he made the decision to fire Gundlach, TCW's chief investment officer and head of its fixed-income group, because Gundlach was plotting the take TCW's clients and portfolios to his own firm.
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August 17, 2011 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
TCW Group Inc. and its French parent company broke key promises made to TCW's top money managers, fueling a rebellion at the L.A. asset management firm, a jury was told. Jeffrey Gundlach, TCW's star bond fund manager until the firm fired him in 2009, testified in court Tuesday that the company had pledged that employees would always own 30% of the stock in the business. But French banking titan Societe Generale, which bought control of TCW in 2001, never followed through on that promise, Gundlach said.
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July 29, 2011 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
Now on trial in an L.A. courtroom: a classic case of Wall Street greed. That's the picture lawyers for both sides painted for jurors in the first round of the high-stakes court battle between L.A. money manager TCW Group and its former investment chief. Jeffrey Gundlach, the star bond fund manager who was fired by TCW in December 2009, was ousted because he was plotting to destroy the company by setting up a rival firm with secrets stolen from TCW, TCW's lawyers said in their opening statement Thursday.
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July 7, 2011 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
Star bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach won a key court ruling in his battle with TCW Group, with a judge opting to let a jury decide whether Gundlach's former employer sought to cheat him out of a huge chunk of income. The court's decision means that Gundlach's claim will be heard in a case scheduled for trial July 25, along with TCW's claim that Gundlach set up his new firm with trade secrets stolen from TCW. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Carl West said in a written opinion Wednesday that Gundlach's claims were "triable issues of fact" that should go before a jury rather than be dismissed by the court as TCW had asked.
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January 22, 2011 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
The judge presiding over a bitter legal battle between Los Angeles money managers TCW Group Inc. and DoubleLine Capital has thrown out TCW's attempt to effectively shut down DoubleLine's mutual funds pending a trial. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Carl West late Thursday denied TCW's request that the court create a trust that could lay claim to gains generated by the DoubleLine funds. "Such a remedy is not available" to TCW under federal law, the judge said in his ruling.
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December 9, 2010 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
The bitter split-up of L.A. investment firm TCW Group and its former chief investment officer, Jeffrey Gundlach, is under investigation by the Justice Department. An updated federal filing by mutual funds managed by Gundlach's year-old company, DoubleLine Capital, disclosed that some employees and former employees of DoubleLine have been interviewed by officials from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan. Also, TCW, which nearly a year ago sued Gundlach for alleged theft of TCW proprietary information, confirmed that it had received a federal criminal grand jury subpoena "with regard to the investigation of DoubleLine and its principals for trade-secret theft," said Steve Madison, an attorney at TCW's outside counsel, Quinn Emanuel.
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July 28, 2010 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
A group of money managers within TCW Group Inc. said Tuesday that they reached a deal with the Los Angeles company to split off their $11.5-billion operation. The agreement, which had been expected, will reestablish Crescent Capital Group as a stand-alone investment firm that provides debt financing to public and private companies. Crescent was co-founded in 1991 by Mark Attanasio and two other former executives of junk bond giant Drexel Burnham Lambert, which filed for bankruptcy protection in 1990.
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July 25, 2010 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
Ousted last December after 24 years at TCW Group, star bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach wasted little time setting up a rival money management firm with most of his former TCW teammates. But his DoubleLine Capital has fallen short of attracting the assets that Gundlach predicted, despite the strong performance of his new flagship mutual fund. Gundlach had overseen about $70billion in bonds at TCW. Soon after TCW fired him, shocked investors quickly pulled about $25 billion from the company.
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July 25, 2010 | By Tom Petruno, Los Angeles Times
As chairman of the Los Angeles Opera, Marc Stern went out on a limb to back the group's ambitious staging of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle this spring. But for high drama, that couldn't top the gamble Stern took last December in his day job as chief executive of TCW Group Inc., the downtown Los Angeles firm that manages investments for some of the nation's largest pension funds, insurance companies and other big investors. Like most money managers, the 40-year-old firm with patrician roots seeks to convey an image of strength and stability.
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