”I feel like I am walking into the lion's den wearing a meat suit.” – Portfolio Insurance Consultancy principal Brian Lentz before an appointment with the FSA.
”The point of D-Day was nobody was meant to know about it because it was meant to be a surprise. With A-Day, everyone should know about it but they won't until it is too late.” – Scottish Life pension guru Steve Bee on the blind march to pension simplification.
”If you put a frog in a pan of cold water and boil it up, it just sits there. If you drop it into boiling water, it goes: 'Wow.'″ – Invesco Perpetual's Robert Stephens on why small rate rises will not stop consumer spending.
Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0207 943 8037 The Diary would like readers to know it isn't all work, work, work on board PIMS. Some lucky delegates who chose to go along to a seminar about public speaking by Glacierpoint's Piers Gibbon were invited to play the Peruvian nose flute.
Gibbon (in the middle) revealed to the Diary how difficult it can be to get IFAs to come out of their shells. Looks like he didn't have much trouble with these two or maybe it was just the joyful atmosphere of PIMS getting them in the mood.