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•”Even my mother gives me a hard time for being an actuary.” – Scottish Equitable sales actuarial director John Quinlivan.

•”I came away from school with a funny one.” – Yorkshire Building Society PR David Holmes on picking up a regional accent.

•”My landlady last night is the lady IFA of the year.” – Prudential Premier Mortgage Services managing director John Malone on his bed and breakfast accommodation chez Hornbuckle Mitchell Group diector Viv Belcher.

•”Keep giving it to him until he passes out.” – M2 managing director Mark Howard on an MM reporter.

•”When you&#39re getting into bed with people, you have to get right under the covers before you really know what you&#39re getting involved with.” – Howard on getting friendly with his business partners.

•”I have my company logo on embossed wallpaper all round my bedroom.” – Howard discusses interior design with MM reporters.

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