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Something to Crowe about

The Diary hears that at the recent NAPF conference, Norwich Union director of pensions development Jerry Barnfield tried to convince an audience of unwitting pension professionals that he was the spitting image of Hollywood heartthrob Russell Crowe.

Nice try, Jerry, but thumbing through the latest issue of a glossy celebrity magazine (it&#39s not all work, work, work, you know), the Diary discovered Jerry&#39s real celebrity doppelganger.

Take a look at the photo below and you would be forgiven for thinking it was none other than one of the UK&#39s top pension gurus on the arm of Canadian crooner Celine Dion. Should CGNU, sorry Aviva, decide to give up on stakeholder after all, Jerry can always take up a new career as a lookalike model.

But the Diary doubts whether he will have to don the Gladiator outfit very often.

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