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•”Journalists always try and nick my nuts.” – iimia head of investment trusts Nick Greenwood after the mysterious disappearance of his cashew nuts.

•”We can afford plastic spoons.” – Platform sales and marketing director Guy Batchelor.

•”This is an anoraks&#39 convention.” – LibDem pensions trainspotter extraordinaire Steve Webb.

•”Why ruin a good meal?” – Standard Life senior technical manager John Lawson on turning down a salad with his main course.

•”I don&#39t do thinking.” – Mortgage Brain chief executive Mark Lofthouse.

•”I have lost my chief executive so you are stuck with me.” Western Provident Association head of communications Charlie MacEwan.

•”People who work in banking seem to be another horrid breed of person.” – Anonymous IFA at Matrix Data conference in London.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: john.greenwood@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8036.

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