““You are listening to the Queen’s quartet, and I am about to meet the Queen, but I really wanted to be with you all.” ”
— JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon
That was JPMorgan
Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, apparently wooing a group of his wealth advisors on a conference call he took just before meeting Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle late Tuesday, Bloomberg News reported, citing sources.
Dimon was part of a gathering big business leaders getting the royal treatment at a Global Investment Summit hosted by the Queen and family that was aimed at acquiring investments into the U.K.’s “green industries of the future.” BlackRock
CEO Larry Fink, Microsoft
co-founder Bill Gates and Blackstone
co-founder Steve Schwarzman were also reportedly in attendance.
Tempting “we are not amused” territory, Dimon snuck in the call to relay some good news to those wealth advisors — that they are getting better compensated due to a long-overdue revamp for the pay structure. “We are making this the best place to build your practice and serve your clients for your whole career,” he reportedly said.
Incidentally, the Tuesday night shindig may have been the last for awhile for the 95-year old monarch, who reluctantly agreed to take medical advice and rest for a few days, cancelling a Northern Ireland trip, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday.
There was no specifics on the decision, but Reuters political correspondent said on Twitter that her step back wasn’t due to COVID, citing palace sources. He also noted that there were “strict protocols in place” for that palace summit.
Europe’s COVID cases have been rising in recent weeks, chiefly due to surging U.K., Russian and Turkish cases.
Here’s one video of the Queen making the rounds in the all unmasked room.