Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 25, 2012 10:00 am ET Executives Mark S. Collinson - Partner Michael R. Hough - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth A. Steele - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer Benjamin M. Hough - President, Chief Operating Officer and Director Frederick J. Boos - Co-Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President Analysts Michael R. Widner - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division Joel J. Houck - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division Jason Weaver - Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., Research Division Arren Cyganovich - Evercore Partners Inc., Research Division Bose George - Keefe, Bruyette, & Woods, Inc., Research Division Stephen Laws - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Boris E. Pialloux - National Securities Corporation, Research Division Douglas Harter - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Kenneth Bruce - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Steven C. Delaney - JMP Securities LLC, Research Division Richard A. Eckert - B. Riley & Co., LLC, Research Division PresentationOperator
Good morning, and welcome to the Hatteras Financial Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Please note, this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mark Collinson, CCG. Please go ahead, sir. Mark S. Collinson Thanks, Laura. Good evening, everyone, and welcome to Hatteras Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call. With me today, as usual, are the company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hough; the company's President and Chief Operating Officer, Ben Hough; and the company's Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth Steele. Also available to answer your questions are the company's co-chief investment officers, Bill Gibbs and Fred Boos.