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"Sexy poses in the boardroom? I&#39m game." – Abbey National&#39s Basil Larkins on playing up to the camera for Money Marketing.

"It&#39s something I pinched off the back of a bus." – Standard Life Fund Management chief executive Alan Burton describing the new slogan for its ethical trust, An ethical trust which doesn&#39t cost the earth.

"It wouldn&#39t be much fun being a PR if I wasn&#39t always filling someone&#39s glass up." – Brunswick&#39s Rupert Young toasting his job.

"What is the difference between a terrorist and a compliance director? You can negotiate with a terrorist." – Hargreaves Lansdown compliance director Nigel Bence.

"He thinks he gave birth to the income-drawdown debate." – PIA press officer Sarah Modlock after being given a grilling by Independent and former Money Marketing hack Andrew Verity.

"I will send you full details of our Global Scare fund." – NPI sales support staffer making an unethical blunder.

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