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Friday, 11 January 2008

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Callum

Foot-in-the-door access, name recognition, etc. accross a broader spectrum than any one other senior minister/civil servant could manage; free advertising for JP Morgan in the form of countless column inches in broadsheets around the world.

£500k/year is a lot of money in some regards, but in others it's not; they don't need to squeeze him, he's not exactly going to be spending 20 hours/week behind a desk -- this is a two meetings a month job, but those meetings will concern billion-dollar deals with governments, whether some country is going to change its tax legislation, which other retired head of state on the board of another company to talk to, giving talks at Davos, etc

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