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•”We will be monitoring IFAs&#39 Christmas cards to make sure they are compliant.” – FSA spokesman Rob McIvor.

•”No we haven&#39t received any Christmas cards from IFAs.” – McIvor again.

•”You&#39re shaking their hand and then have to decide which cheek to kiss first, so you go towards the left and then the right and then before you know it you&#39re snogging them.” – AITC PR executive Jemma Jackson.

•”I am becoming more and more debased by the minute.” – Aegon PR Lesley MacPherson on working with new colleague and former MM deputy editor Adrian Cammidge.

•”I think I perform better when I have had a few drinks. I am certainly louder.” – AITC communications director Annabel Brodie-Smith.

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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