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The raconteurial skills of New Star UK aggressive fund manager Tim Steer proved too much even for Ned Cazalet, himself one of the great talkers in financial services, at an event organised by Scottish Widows last week.

The “whisky-tasting” event – one of the more imaginative ways of getting everybody hammered – held at the Malt Whisky Society in London saw amused onlookers noting the normally talkative Cazalet struggling to get a word in edgeways as Steer held forth in fulsome manner. Is this a first?

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