21 April 2015

Stylistic trick #1


Reading Hidden dangers that banking regulators fail to chart by Robert Lenzner and Bill Emmott in today's FT, I noticed this clever way of mentioning a person and their title (my bold):
That is what shareholders in America’s biggest bank,JPMorgan Chase, should bear in mind when readingthe letter sent to them earlier this month by their chairman and chief executive. Jamie Dimon complained of being hamstrung by regulators’ attacks and uncertainty over capital requirements, adding that this made it “understandable that people would pay less for our earnings than they otherwise might”.
Robert Lenzner, a financial journalist, was a Shorenstein fellow at Harvard in 2014. Bill Emmott, a former editor of The Economist, collaborated on this article.

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