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“I’ve been in California and, believe me, the wine there works better than the tablets I’ve been on.” – Premier Mortgage Serv-ices managing director John Malone samples Napa Valley and gets over a recent illness.

“You do realise you are visiting the most dangerous place in the UK?” – Lord Hunt of the Wirral, newly appointed chairman of the CII Professional Standard Board on a press conference at the House of Lords.

“Then again, that’s what insurance is all about.” Hunt again.

“If you call me Hargreaves, I will never forgive you.” – Hargreave Hale star fund manager Giles Hargreave makes sure he is not forgotten.

“Martin’s off to Zurich? Well, that’s a nice part of the world.” – Bankhall’s Tony Murrell is delighted to hear of Sesame commercial director Martin Davis’ departure to Zurich Financial Services.

“You have far too many bald men writing in your newspaper.” – Self-effacing Sofa chairman Nick Bamford (20 to the good).

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories?

Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: alison.bone@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8037

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