Subject: Re: Our Christmas lunch.
You bet it’s on. I need some light relief. Shall we invite Shirley? It’s about time she learned a little of the ways of the Old City. Not sure about a Scottish meal, though. Why can’t we go to Gows and have some fish?
Subject: No problem.
Of course I can help, but are you sure your fund is able to take derivative positions? I’ve not been here long enough to know quite how you are all set up so I suggest you check before committing yourself to action you may have to unwind.
I want to hedge my UK equity position to provide some protection against any downturn in the market, but the new guy from Fleet has queried whether I can do it.
Subject: Re: Help!
Haven’t got a clue. Not sure who to ask, either. Hugh won’t know for sure. You’d better ask one of the guys in the admin department. Pete Baker’s always helpful.
Subject: Some Christmas cheer.
You remember my uncle Alan bought a villa in the Algarve last year? Well, I rang him and no-one is staying there over Christmas and the New Year. Let’s go – you can play golf and I can unwind after my career interruption.
Subject: Christmas holidays.
Checking my diary I find I’m hitting the year end with holiday still available. Liz deserves a break – the American investment she joined has been downsizing and she’s a victim – so I plan to take a couple of weeks off. I take it you’ve no objection?
To be continued…