's DoubleLine Total Return Fund
] brought in more money than any other mutual fund last quarter, yet it is his rivals' fund that's winning performance-wise so far in 2012. Charles Stein of Bloomberg Businessweek profiles
the investing strategies of Gundlach and of TCW
] Bryan Whalen
and Tad Rivelle
, who PM the TCW Total Return Bond Fund
According to the wire service, the $5.6-billion TCW Total Return Bond Fund gained 5.2 percent year-to-date as of Friday, compared to 4.1 percent for the $25-billion DoubleLine Total Return Fund and 4.78 percent for Bill Gross
' mammoth Pimco Total Return Fund
credits the TCW fund's higher performance to Whalen and Rivelle's bet on "home-loan debt that isn't backed by the U.S. government."
Over the longer time horizon, since launching in April 2010 the DoubleLine fund has returned 33 percent, while the TCW fund has returned 19.
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