In 30 years in alternative investments, I have occasionally opened my mouth before fully engaging my brain. At the recent debate at The Mansion House, I ended a series of remarks with a flippant comment that "Gordon Brown was the greatest threat to the financial services industry".
The Times newspaper subsequently picked this up and published it in their diary. The quote was accurate, if out of context, but the sentiment remains true. The proceeding comments that I made at that debate were