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•”Surely you&#39ve been to Borneo – you love headhunting.” – Colleague of Hamptons International Mortgages&#39 Kevin Duffy remarks on his recruitment techniques.

•”I&#39m an Indian virgin.” – Marketing support staff member at Bankhall&#39s conference reveals her food preferences.

•”No, seriously, we&#39ve got three nominations for Bankhall personality of the year.” – Bankhall chief executive Paul Hogarth.

•”Here we have, growing very rapidly, ladies and gentlemen, Greg Dyke.” – Hogarth again.

•”Is there anything good one can say about an actuary?” – Standard Life&#39s Nathan Parnaby.

•”Of course, I had to eat the scorpion.” – Parnaby again, on a trip to foreign climes.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: or tel: 0207 943 8037


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