This year's Biba conference provided the usual hotbed of rumour and intrigue, which saw Backchat scurrying from meeting to meeting, notebook brimming with possible stories.

Imagine Backchat's disappointment when, following up what could have been the story of the conference, the response from the person in the know was: "That's as likely to happen as Roman Abramovich buying Insurance Times."

Just call us the future Chelsea of the insurance press.