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“Yes a bit like fight club, but with more monologues about pension input periods.”

Hargreaves Lansdown’s Laith Khalaf does his best to sex up pensions for an MM hack.

“I’m more of a trance man.”

Lowes Financial Management managing director Ian Lowes vainly tries to get out of dancing to Whitney Houston at the Headlinemoney awards at the suggestion of an MM hack.

“Passives are for wimps.”

Skandia head of multi-manager Ryan Hughes on the old passive versus active debate.

“I stopped using Twitter for a while after the FSA started following me.”

Lifesearch chief executive Tom Baigrie explains his recent lack of tweets.


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