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•”Regulators would love to have the power to close people down unilaterally.” – FSA director of investment firms David Kenmir.

•”Please don&#39t make me describe him – there are loads of people around and it will only make me giggle.” – Scottish Widows press officer about new boss Robert Wyllie.

•”I was a Bros-ette.” – Hargreaves Lansdown senior analyst Meera Patel on her 1980s&#39 fashion crime.

•”I&#39m no domestic goddess.” – Financial Dynamics&#39Louise Dolan.

•”I&#39ll be the one on the floor.” – Dolan again, explaining how to recognise her at the MM annual boat party.

•”No I&#39m just eating a banana.” – Ex-MM teagirl and now Sunday Times reporter Helen “Monkey” Monks when asked if she had a cold.

•”I shall be wearing a taffeta ball gown, but the others will all be in jeans.” – Future Mortgages head of communications Richard Hurst on the dress code for a Twickenham rugby match.

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