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Idol threat?

Sounds like fun in store at the Jersey-based Active Asset Management property investment fund AGMs.

Boasting a bunch of celebrity investors such as Simon Cowell (pictured right), Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir David Frost, the board can expect a roasting if returns are anything less than top drawer. With Simon’s brother Nick a member of the fund’s advisory panel, the Diary wonders how the sibling relationship will play out if things go wrong. Perhaps: “If you had been investing like this 2,000 years ago, people would have stoned you.” l “Did he cut it himself?” – Lifesearch’s Linda Tyson raises the question on everyone’s mind with regard to MM editor’s latest haircut.

l “Oh, I’ve forgotten his name.” – West Brom’s Roger Smith getting his presentation off to a flying start.

l “I would like to open up a chain of brothels but wouldn’t because it’s not legal.” – Skipton CEO John Goodfellow.

l “Excuse me, do you have anything with which I can tie myself to my friend?” – Yorkshire Building Society’s Tanya Jackson preparing for a three-legged fun run apparently.

l “More customers are aware of the magnetic polarity of the earth than they are of depolarisation.” – Legal & General group director (product and corporate) John Pollock laments the consumer knowledge gap.Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor James Phillipps, email: james.phillipps@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8035

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