Read Part 2 here.
The client had scheduled an afternoon meeting, as that was the only time he could spare from his busy-saving-the-world schedule. He arrived a few minutes late, and was ushered into the portfolio manager’s office by the secretary. The manager was reading the file on the doctor’s financial assets and liabilities, the very same one a junior had worked on a few weeks ago. A senior above the junior had rectified a few errors, beautified the presentation and passed it onto his senior. The next senior perused through it, and wrote down his proposed plan-of-action in pencil on a sheet, tucked it into the file and scurried to the manager’s office. He hoped to impress him by hand-delivering the file. However, the eminent man was tied up in a board meeting, and he reluctantly handed the file over to the gorgeous secretary.
The manager signalled to the doctor to sit down. He kept his eyes on the sheer non-sense his junior had written in pencil on that sheet. He pulled the sheet out of the file and tucked it into a drawer through the tiny slit in it.
The doctor seemed busy in his mobile phone, so the manage spent a few more minutes reading through the file. He debated a little about the stocks he was going to invest in, on behalf of the doctor.
After finding the ideal solution, he cleared his throat and placed the file on his table. The doctor put the mobile phone away and said, “So, what have you decided?” “I must say, I didn’t find you eligible for our high risk mutual fund plan, the one you asked for.” The doctor seemed like he was about to protest. The manager continued, “But I feel a tailor made plan for you would work wonders. We can incorporate some salient features of high risk and mid risk for you. And of course, the returns will be just as you expected!” “That sounds great,” the doctor replied. “It is as good as it sounds. Just a small warning: the personalisation would cost a little more.. ” “That’s fine,” the doctor said with a smile. “I’m sure the returns would make me feel better about spending a little more now!”
The manager smiled back at the doctor, but the smile was not directed at him at all. It was the smile that blossoms only because a new story plot has developed in your mind: A hospital set up under the guidance of a leading paediatrician is the most famous one in the city. The treatment happens fast, and the parents never have any complaints. What’s more, the children love coming here for all the tasty but weird looking sweets. The twist? The doctors here are trained to inject a venom in their patients, that makes them grow up to be Inferior. Yes, the leading paediatrician is Lord Voldemort!
He was just about to start thinking of a hero for the book, but he set that aside for later. He had to face the task in hand first: explaining the tailor-made plan to a financial dimwit, and submitting the plan for discussion to the committee.
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