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TCW Completes Acquisition of Engine No. 1 ETF Business

Acquisition signals continued expansion of the firm’s investment solutions and capabilities

The TCW Group, a leading global asset management firm, today announced the successful completion of its previously announced agreement to acquire the exchange-traded fund (ETF) business and its infrastructure from Engine No. 1.

With the completion of the transaction, TCW has acquired the entirety of Engine No. 1’s Transform ETF platform, which includes the Transform Climate ETF (Ticker: NETZ); Transform Supply Chain ETF (Ticker: SUPP); and the Transform 500 ETF (Ticker: VOTE). Combined, the Transform ETF platform manages more than $600 million in U.S. equity ETFs focused on supply chain onshoring, energy transition and US large-and-mid-cap. The acquisition expands the range of investment products available to TCW’s clients and adds a capability in the tax-advantaged ETF wrapper.

The Transform ETF platform expands TCW’s capabilities by providing the infrastructure and expertise for TCW to build an even larger ETF platform which may include other active core and thematic strategies.

“Integrating Engine No. 1’s Transform ETF platform into TCW is an important part of our efforts to enhance our capabilities and provide a greater range of investment vehicles for the benefit of our clients,” said Katie Koch, President and CEO of TCW. “We are very excited to work with the exceptional people joining us from Engine No. 1 as we work to grow a world-class ETF platform at TCW.”

With the close of the transaction, Jennifer Grancio, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Engine No. 1, has been named TCW’s Global Head of Wealth. In this newly created role, she will oversee global wealth distribution, lead TCW’s ETF business, and direct TCW’s brand and digital marketing strategy.

“As we integrate into TCW, a best-in-class asset manager, we see exceptional opportunity to advance the growth and innovation of the ETF platform, as well as deepen distribution of the entire range of TCW products across wealth channels,” said Grancio. “We are excited to become part of a firm that has such a deep investment legacy and culture, as well as such significant growth potential.”

For more information on TCW’s ETF offering, please visit

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About The TCW Group

TCW is a leading global asset management firm with a broad range of products across fixed income, equities, emerging markets and alternative investments. With half a century of investment experience, TCW today manages approximately $210 billion in client assets. Through the MetWest Funds and TCW Funds families, TCW manages one of the largest mutual fund complexes in the U.S. TCW’s clients include many of the world’s largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations, as well as financial advisors and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit



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