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No-score draw

“I’ve never wielded an axe in my life.”

Bankhall chief executive officer Peter Mann to colleague Richard Howells”It’s like people’s sexuality. There is no black or white, just many shades of grey.”

FP Advance’s Brett Davidson on the fees versus commission debate”It always makes me laugh when the waiter comes and asks what you would like to drink. I always say: Lots.”

Critical-illness insurance pioneer Dr Marius Barnard”He tends to get even more lively as the night goes on. Annoyingly so, sometimes, like at 3am when you want to go to bed.”

Bankhall’s Richard Howells on colleague Tony Murrell’s approach to a night out”You look far too happy.”

Burns-Anderson chief executive officer Mike Hughes to MM hackReturning to our much-loved occasional series of lookalikes, we have photographic evidence of Standard Life mutual funds sales director Phil Barker bumping into his doppelganger Mick McCarthy on a recent holiday in Portugal.

Barker told the Irish football legend that people say they look alike, leading to a reply of: “Well, we’ve both got grey hair and a broken nose” from McCarthy.

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