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Peter Klein: Shaggy dog stories

 A few Barx salespeople were let go this week, which doesn’t surprise me. After all, given the platform’s reputation, it must virtually sell itself. While talking about dogs (Ed: That’s the most tenuous link of the week), I got an email this week from Peter Klein, who used to run Saxo Bank’s London operations.

Peter was training to do La Marmotte, the rather arduous cycling race I failed to finish when I attempted it in 2007. However, his plans have been scuppered after he had a nasty crash while speeding around Richmond Park in London. “I hit a dog at 40mph – it came out of nowhere – ended up with a lot of bruising and developed complications a week later with pericarditis,” he says. “I am feeling a lot better though and dying to get back in the saddle again.”

Seeing that he nearly died from being in the saddle, his haste shows that he is either extremely dedicated or slightly mad. I did pass his news on to one of his former colleagues at Saxo. “How’s the dog?” was his pithy response. If anyone is interested, Peter says it ran off and has not been seen since.

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