So comfortably placed

“As always you have done us proud. Our latest valuation demonstrated a very respectable rate of return.

We greatly appreciate being so comfortably placed in what we now have to admit is our old age, thanks entirely to the way you have handled our financial affairs.

Although I’ve ridden motorbikes and horses, flown in gliders, a balloon, a 1930s Gipsy Moth biplane and even an aircraft that the amateur pilot had built himself from a kit – not to mention small boats – when it comes to finance I am somewhat risk averse, as you well know. I instinctively distrust suggestions of “spectacular” gains, believing in the old peasant maxim that if something looks too good to be true, it almost always is. Or as the scientists put it: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

We find your approach extremely reassuring.”

Retirees, Maldon