From: steve.hart@fkim.com
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: The Stella deal
You will be pleased to know we have agreed terms and your ex-colleagues will be joining us shortly. Why don’t you and Victoria have dinner with me tomorrow and I can update you. We can also put together a press release.

From: george.lark@virgin.net
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: Our old firm
There is a piece in the diary columns about Stephen James being reunited with Victoria Ovantine at Fraser Kilroy. Frankly, I thought it was you who used to unite with Victoria, but be aware that the news is leaking out.

From: e-trader@talk21.com
To: brad.norman@jobsforboys.co.uk
Subject: Many thanks
Your information was well timed. However, the press have got hold of the fact we are taking over Stella’s unit trust arm. It was my contact that got the ball rolling, but I seem to have been sidelined. Any good jobs around?

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: liz.trader@activeinsure.co.uk
Subject: Our garden
I’ve been chasing Kevin and his crew, and they assure me they will start next week. Just don’t ask about the cost. I think a more modest holiday this autumn might be in order.

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
Subject: A profit – at last!

OK, RMC has proved a spectacular success. I hope you weren’t acting on inside information, though. I couldn’t face a problem over the shares you bought for me the other week.

To be continued…