From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
Subject: We live in difficult times
Sorry not to have returned your calls. The Sainsbury’s trading idea might have worked, but we are in turmoil here as a number of
ex-colleagues have joined and no-one yet knows who is doing what. If you buy me lunch, I’ll fill you in.

From: victoria.ovantine@fkim.com
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: Internal politics
I bumped into Steve Hart last night and got the impression he hasn’t abandoned the idea of joining Mike Gomez. Either that or he seriously believes he can keep hold of the Hartshire business. We need to keep our heads down and our ears open.

From: liz.trader@activeinsure.co.uk
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: Our garden
One of my colleagues employs a retired stockbroker who now works as a landscape gardener. You may know him – Archie Dent, who worked for Herd Smith. I’ll find out how to reach him and perhaps he can lift your chestnuts from the fire.

From: george.lark@virgin.net
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: Your US business
A journalist tells me Hartshire’s sacking of Fraser Kilroy is about to become public. Surely is a great opportunity for you, given the way you persuaded Stephen & co to join. Heard anything further from Emma, by the way?

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: lucindaws@mediashop.com
Subject: Things can only get worse
I feel as though I am living in a nightmare. Any chance of a drink? I know I’ve been difficult to contact, but if you knew why you’d understand.

To be continued…