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“will you be quiet Thomas!…..”

“WILL YOU BE QUIET THOMAS! Sorry…not you.” 

ABI assistant communications director Liz Hickey attempts to quieten her son while speaking to an MM hack with the same name.

“32 per cent of platform assets are controlled by men called David.”

The Platforum managing director Holly Mackay outlines the headline stat of her new RDR report as she introduces Cofunds’ David Hobbs, Axa’s David Thompson and Standard Life’s David Tiller.

“My IT guy has insisted that I show how secure we are.”

Seven Investment Management chief exec Tom Sheridan presents at The Platforum conference and projects his iPad password onto a screen behind him for all to see.

“I can talk, I just can’t say anything.” 

FCA technical specialist Rory Percival comes over all cryptic when approached by an MM hack.

“Milkshakes make a great breakfast.”

James Hay chief exec Alastair Conway dispenses dietary tips.



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FCA delays review of fees overhaul

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