While AXA has embraced its new chief executive Peter Hubbard, it seems the old boss can't let go. Broker guests enjoying some pre-FA Cup final hospitality with AXA were astonished when one of their number reported spotting ex-chief executive Andy Homer.

Had the broker enjoyed too much pre-match hospitality?

No, it seems Homer - whose love of football stretches to supporting new Premiership whipping boys West Bromwich Albion - wangled an invite to the match through Carlsberg.

The Danish brewer's relationship with fledgling underwriting agency Folgate remains unclear