Although the merger with Isis has seen
several staff leave, there is one F&C emp-loyee who is clearly
delighted with this job.
of European small caps Crispin Longden ends his normal answerphone
message with a jolly little song to the tune of 12 Days Of Christmas. “On the first day of Christmas my new boss gave to me a part in the
new F&C,” sings Crispin. It is disappointing that he only makes it to five days but he does at
least explain his reason for the ditty. “I realised that F&C, as well as standing for Foreign and
Colonial also stands for the first day of Christmas.” Yes, of course it does.