From: e-trader@stella-am.com
To: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
Subject: Re: The market.

Honestly, I’m not interested. The weather’s super and in the absence of any female diversions I intend to improve my golf handicap. My Blackberry will be turned off for the duration

From: victoria.ovantine@stella-am.com
To: e-trader@btinternet.com
Subject: The Boss!

Apparently, Hugh tried to get hold of you before you left for Portugal. Knowing you, I assumed you wouldn’t access your work emails, but thought you’d keep a check on home traffic. Please call me if you receive this.

From: shirley.w@constellationif.com
To: e-trader@btinternet.com
Subject: Your holiday.

Hope you’re having a relaxing time in the sun. I’ve popped back to catch up on my in-box and thought I’d touch base. This fund management business can be stressful, so I’m looking forward to asking your advice when you return.

From: richard.hartley@fleetcap.com
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Keep in touch.

As I hadn’t heard from you I assumed the chance to talk to Hugh did not arise. With markets still so uncertain I’m not sure what to do for the best. Please give me a call when you return from Portugal.

From: liz.trader@lgib.com
To: e-trader@btinternet.com
Subject: How’s it going?

I hope you’re having a better time than me. Heads have been rolling here as culprits are found for the losses the bank looks likely to report. Met anyone interesting? I hope you’re behaving. I have my spies, you know

From: peregrine@mhcc.co.uk
To: e-trader@stella-am.com
Subject: Please call me.

I know you’re away but the opportunities for you to become a media pundit are coming in thick and fast. Once you’re back I want you straight in front of a TV camera, so I hope you’re keeping up with events.

To be continued…