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The Diary wants to find out who has been to the most IMA dinners

One person, who, for reasons of chivalry will remain nameless, is understood to have been to the investment houses&#39 tea party for the last 19 years – albeit in its various UTA and Autif guises.

If you or anyone you know can beat this tally please email the Diary at the usual address.


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