From: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: You can be sure of – BP
Stunning figures, weren’t they? Oil has been the only game in town recently. A pity you are not running an energy fund, but it’s not too late to climb on board.

From: liz.trader@activeinsure.com
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: Patience please
Will you stop pestering me? When I said I wanted some space, that is all I meant. If it’s any consolation, your lovely Lucinda is not turning out to be the ideal flatmate.

From: toby.dent@hotmail.com
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: How much do you want to spend?
I’ve had a job cancelled and an old school chum is at a loose end for a couple of weeks, so if you want a real blitz we can handle it. It is all down to the size of your budget.

From: francis.braithwaite@waitrose.net
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: VDIT
You have your work cut out in retaining this trust. One of the directors is clearly gunning for you personally. Any idea what the problem is?

From: peter.cobbold@onetel.net
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: The VDIT mandate
Following a board meeting after your submission, the directors have decided they wish to put the investment management to tender. Fraser Kilroy will be invited to resubmit, but we will ask other managers too. Formal notice of the termination of the management contract was given when Steve Hart left.

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: emma.tyme@btinternet.com
Subject: Where are you?
Please get in touch – I would so welcome a chat. My life seems to lurch from peak to trough with sickening regularity and I need someone who knows me well to let me talk through my current set of problems.

To be continued…