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The overriding factor influencing fixed-income performance was the market’s changing expectations as to when the Federal Reserve would begin tapering its quantitative easing program. The fund’s mortgage prepayment strategies, most notably our holdings of collateralized mortgage obligations, detracted from performance before rebounding in June. Our interest-rate and yield-curve positioning aided performance during the quarter. Our near-term outlook calls for continued positive economic growth and a potentially range-bound interest-rate environment.