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Reasons to be cheerful

Although the merger with Isis has seen
several staff leave, there is one F&C emp-loyee who is clearly
delighted with this job.

In a surefire bid at making it into F&C Santa’s good books, head
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.

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