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•”I am half-Scottish and have a Scottish dog.” – Skandia head of product marketing Peter Jordan on moving to Edinburgh to work for Scottish Widows.

•”No, I think that might be over-ramping the story.” – Former MM news reporter James Moore says something no one ever thought he would say.

•”It depends on how deep you want to penetrate.” – Aegon director of corporate development Laurie Edmans on adjusting the cap.

•”I must congratulate the ABI on organising this first annual conference just in time while the industry still exists.” – FSA chairman Howard Davies.

•”We aren&#39t getting a floating moat to stop flooding, we&#39re getting a floating sausage.” – ABI spokesman Malcolm Tarling.

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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