Subject: Thanks so much.
Your Christmas present was much appreciated. I’ll never serve wine at the wrong temperature again. Hope my advice on Victoria helps. She and I have some history, but overall we got on and she’s really good.
Subject: A US recession.
Say what you like, those job numbers, and the market’s reaction, just confirm my gut feeling that this is going to be a tough year. What do your analysts have on British companies trading with China for their consumers? That’s where the future lies.
Subject: A good lunch.
I’m glad you’re not one of those killjoys who give up the booze for January. Those that do it in February have a better idea, although it’s a leap year this year. I’m in town later this week. Fancy a visit to Sweetings?
Subject: Our meeting.
Phew! I can tell you came back refreshed from the Christmas break. Let me get this clear – another new team on board, two fund launches and we’re re-launching our institutional side. That should keep us all busy.
Subject: A quiet word, please.
I’ve some news for you. Any chance of nipping out for an early lunch? Sandwiches and a glass or two of wine will suit me as I’m going to be busy today.
Subject: Be careful!
I hope you’ve not been sharing that information I gave you. Discussions with the team are far from complete and I’d hate you to mess things up. Also, we have to plan the campaign for the institutional side. Mum’s the word.
To be continued…