Subject: Thanks for asking
You are right, it is not uncommon for me to catch a Circle Line train from Liverpool Street, but I was in early that day. Getting home was difficult, but it could have been so much worse. I’m touched by your concern.
Subject: Deferring lunch
I can understand you not wanting to come to London last Friday. The sooner they catch the bastards that did it the better. We’ll refix soon.
Subject: Spending my liquidity
Yes, shares have proved remarkably resilient in the wake of the bombings, but this has just served to heighten my nervousness. Let’s wait for a while before committing any money.
Subject: Your garden
I wouldn’t mind some regular work. Shall I call round on Saturday? You can pay me the balance outstanding on my account at the same time.
Subject: The investment process
Now that all the roles in the investment department have been reallocated, we need to establish exactly how we are going to run the money under our management. Aside from anything else we must start setting out our stall for new business. I propose that we all meet to determine the way forward.
I’ve been approached by an old City chum who has been asking about you. Apparently he’s tasked by the board of this trust with advising them on whether they should stay with Fraser Kilroy or seek alternative managers. We should meet.
To be continued…