When you have control of as much venture capital money as ex-AA Insurance boss

Andy Briscoe, it's little wonder people ask questions.

So no surprise that his presence at a Sterling Insurance corporate do at Sandown races last week raised a few eyebrows.

Now Backchat isn't saying that the broker supremo is preparing a bid for the insurance group which recently sold off its broking arm to Towergate Partnership, but all that Candover cash has to go somewhere, doesn't it?