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Advisor Information for MWTIX

Fund Inception03/31/2000
Name of IssuerMetropolitan West Funds
Fund Advisor(s)Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC.
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Fund Managers for MWTIX

Laird Landmann
Portfolio Manager since 03/31/1997
Mr. Landmann is a Generalist Portfolio Manager in TCW’s Fixed Income Group, a team that oversees over $180 billion in fixed income assets including the over $60 billion MetWest Total Return Bond Fund, one of the largest actively managed bond funds in the world. He serves on the boards of the TCW and Metropolitan West Mutual Funds.Mr. Landmann currently co-manages many of TCW and MetWest’s mutual funds, including the MetWest Total Return Bond Fund, the MetWest High Yield Bond Fund and the TCW Core Fixed Income Fund, and leads the fixed income group’s risk management efforts. He is a leader of the MetWest investment team that was recognized as Morningstar’s Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 2005 and has been nominated for the award nine times. Prior to founding MetWest in 1996, Mr. Landmann was a principal and the co-director of fixed income at Hotchkis and Wiley. He also served as a portfolio manager and vice president at PIMCO.Mr. Landmann holds an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Stephen Kane
Portfolio Manager since 03/31/1997
Mr. Kane is Co-Chief Investment Officer and a Generalist Portfolio Manager in TCW’s Fixed Income Group, a team that oversees over $180 billion in fixed income assets including the over $60 billion MetWest Total Return Bond Fund, one of the largest actively managed bond funds in the world. Under his co-leadership, the MetWest investment team was recognized as Morningstar’s Fixed Income Manager of the Year for 2005. Mr. Kane has led the effort to launch a number of fixed income products, including AlphaTrak, Long Duration/LDI, Unconstrained, and Global. Prior to establishing MetWest, he was a fixed income portfolio manager at Hotchkis and Wiley. He also served as a Vice President at PIMCO. Mr. Kane earned a BS in Business from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.
Bryan Whalen
Portfolio Manager since 12/31/2004
Mr. Whalen is Co-Chief Investment Officer and a Generalist Portfolio Manager in TCW’s Fixed Income Group, a team that oversees over $180 billion in fixed income assets including the over $60 billion MetWest Total Return Bond Fund, one of the largest actively managed bond funds in the world. Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Whalen was a Partner at Metropolitan West Asset Management and Co-head of its Securitized Products division. Prior to joining MetWest in 2004, he was a Director in the Fixed Income department at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Previously, he was a Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Whalen earned a BA in Economics from Yale University. He is a CFA charterholder.
Jerry Cudzil
Portfolio Manager since 09/06/2023
Mr. Cudzil is a Specialist Portfolio Manager and Head of Credit Trading. He oversees the Fixed Income group’s trading of investment grade corporate bonds, high yield bonds, leveraged loans and credit derivatives. Prior to joining TCW in 2012, Mr. Cudzil was a High Yield Bond Trader for Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, specializing in project finance, aviation, and energy securities. He was previously a Portfolio Manager for Dimaio Ahmad Capital, managing the multi-strategy credit fund and aviation fund and leading the firm’s risk management team. Mr. Cudzil began his career as a Corporate Bond Trader for Prudential Securities and has also traded investment grade and high yield debt for Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Cudzil earned a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ruben Hovhannisyan
Portfolio Manager since 09/06/2023
Mr. Hovhannisyan is an Associate Generalist Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income Group, a team that oversees over $180 billion in fixed income assets including the over $60 billion MetWest Total Return Bond Fund, one of the largest actively managed bond funds in the world. Prior to his current role, he served as a Senior Portfolio Analyst working alongside the Generalist Portfolio Managers. Mr. Hovhannisyan joined TCW from Metropolitan West Asset Management company, where he spent two years as a collateralized debt obligations specialist and member of the portfolio risk management group. Prior to joining MetWest in 2007, he was an associate at KPMG Structured Finance Group where he was engaged in various projects analyzing structured products. Mr. Hovhannisyan holds a BA in Business/Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a CFA charterholder.

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