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From: shirley.webster@aol.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Last week.

Sorry I had to duck out at short notice, but that is the problem with being the most junior in the team. Couldn’t we meet one weekend? I would love to meet your wife and promise not to let the cat out of the bag about Mum.

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
Subject: Last week.

Many thanks for the invite. It was a far better day than I had hoped for. Orders will follow, but short of dumping stock ahead of the expected credit crunch I am bereft of ideas. I didn’t like Wall Street’s take on the S&P downgrading much either.

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: shirley.webster@aol.com
Subject: Last week.

It would be good to meet up in more relaxed circumstances, but I am not sure what Liz would make of you. Let’s try to make lunch during the dog days of summer, when its quieter.

From: hugh.golder@stella-am.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Peregrine Faulds.

I am lunching with him tomorrow – would you like to join us? You will find him refreshing, not like most marketing people I ‘ve met. Actually, his real strength is communications.

From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: victoria.ovantine@stella-am.com
Subject: Who’s in charge?

I have a sneaking feeling Hugh is being taken over by these Fleet guys. Do you know who will be the chief investment officer? Do you know what your role will be post the merger?

From: george.lark@virgin.net
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Money Marketing.

Have you seen this week’s copy? There’s an article about the upcoming merger between Stella and Fleet. It describes the new business as a marriage made in heaven, combining the old and the new in perfect harmony. Someone’s PR department is working overtime.

To be continued…