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Awards for Excellence bring out the best

Four hundred of the biggest names in the capital markets gathered at the Natural History Museum in London last month for the annual Euromoney Awards for Excellence dinner. Juan Manuel Cendoya, executive vice-president of Santander, and Lord Burns, chairman of Abbey, came to see Santander take the Best Bank 2005 title. A vocal contingent from Lehman Brothers (Investment Bank of the Year) also made its presence felt.

BBC correspondent Rageh Omar shared insights gained from reporting from trouble spots around the world, most recently Iraq. Radio comedian and jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttleton provided more light-hearted reflections on his life in show business.

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