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In the offing

The Diary would like to praise the outgoing managing director of UK financial services at AMP, Tom Fraser, for a remarkably refreshing attitude to press relations displayed at the ABI awards dinner.

When questioned by a Mail journalist about his future, the antipodean head honcho might have laughed off such rumours with a cheerful: “No comment, sport” but he used the rather more direct: “P*ss off.” He might as well have said: “Yeah, I&#39m off next week.”

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