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Out of Context: “I was hoping they might go home at 11.”

“I was hoping they might go home at 11. When it got to 4am and they were dancing on the tables I realised I was wrong.” 

Bostonian and Fidelity head of platforms Pat Shea assures an MM hack he did the cleaning after hosting a Thanksgiving party that went on later than expected.

“Tom is right at the other end of the room. I can see his ears from here.”

Hargreaves Lansdown head of financial planning Danny Cox launches an unnecessary attack on colleague Tom McPhail.

“If I get slightly distracted it is because Father Christmas has just walked past.”

MM tries to interview LV= head of annuities and equity release Vanessa Owen in the middle of some office festivities.

 “I’d be strung up by my thumbs if I told you too much about it.”

In Partnership chief executive Kevin McDonagh says draconian punishments are in order for anyone caught revealing commercially sensitive information.

“Has anyone got a hairdryer?”

Master Adviser senior partner Roy McLoughlin tries to help out a soggy Plan Money director Peter Chadborn after a drinks spillage

“On balance, it was good to meet you, sort of.”

LV= senior press officer Addy Frederick was left a little underwhelmed when she met a recent MM recruit. 

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