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“I have got a lot of interesting things to say about cheque clearing.” – Outgoing Aifa director general Paul Smee gets to grips with his new job at the Association for Payment Clearing Services.

“I think I’ve grown by an inch” – Sofa managing director Bob Bullivant gets a head massage at the Sofa conference.

“I love trusts – they are so misunderstood.” – Standard Life’s John Lawson.

“Oh hello – I didn’t recognise you with your clothes on.” – Skandia’s Jo Gilbey to Gary Whitehead of New Star.

“Our members are definitely sexy, I can’t speak for others.” – Institute of Financial Planners’ chief executive Nick Cann.

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