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Name game

Bystanders at Paul Cowman’s protection seminar at Money Marketing Live at the G-Mex in Manchester last week were amused to see the man from the Pru renamed to some- thing more befitting a fraudster.

Cowman’s name badge had been misspelt by someone at the front desk and read Paul Conman.

The Diary hastens to add that this is no reflection on Cowman’s exemplary character and it was a genuine mistake.

“I’ve only dressed up as a bunny rabbit once and that was because my mum made me.”

Financial Express’s Paul Wynne.

“There were 1,200 statisticians in this room earlier. What are the chances of that?”

IFA Simon Gibson at the PFS conference.

“A few years ago, my name was so far down the list I was getting orders for printing.”

Gibson again.

“You must have been very naughty to have to come up to the conference.”

Chartered Insurance Institute’s Steve Radford to an MM hack.

“You’ll need a drink by Monday.”

Sally Briggs from Polhill to editor of Money Marketing

“The problem with mini bars is they don’t come at mini prices or get you mini-drunk.”

Resolution Asset Management’s public relations executive Jean Birrell

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