Bit of an odd question for your boss to ask, or is it? This is the opener to an email conversation that has led many of our clients to almost transfer large sums of money to fake accounts!
If you get an email from your boss asking something along these lines, take a very close look at the email. Is it really from your boss, or someone impersonating him. Check the email address, the signature and better still, call him. Two-factor authentication has been used by banks for years to check that people are who they say they are. We all need to start making use of that.
Finally, if you have been unfortunate enough to receive one of these emails, report it to http://www.actionfraud.police.uk. Don’t let them get away with it!