The Best of Alex 2017
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It's 30 years since Alex began his career in the City of London.
Today's post financial crisis reality comes as a grim contrast to those heady, carefree days, with all the additional uncertainties of Brexit, Trump and a General Election.
The Best of Alex 2016
Britain's favourite banker is back, battling Brexit, Bitcoin and beards..
The City of London has changed unrecognisably since Big Bang 30 years ago: now swamped with alien concepts like P2P lending, Blockchain, Mifid ii and populated by bearded brown-shoed bankers.
The Best of Alex 2015
Alex is beginning to think that the financial crisis wasn't that bad in comparison to the vindictive compliance regime that's been brought in to prevent it from ever happening again (in theory at least) and which seems bent on destroying his ability to do business - or at any rate to do it over a pleasant lunch or a day's grouse shooting.
The Best of Alex 2014
The financial crisis seems ancient history as stock markets rise to record highs with banks frantically churning out deals in the hope of making a bit of money before everything goes wrong again.
However not all is rosy in the corporate world as Alex finds his hospitality budget slashed by compliance and a Russian oligarch's son as his new intern.
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The Best of Alex 2013
More dispatches from the frontline of the global financial crisis.
Includes a special full-length full-colour Christmas special - It's a Wonderful Crisis - in which Alex's head of department Cyrus commits suicide, Alex does a spot of time-travelling and ends up working for the ultimate boss from Hell..
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The Best of Alex 2012
The Olympics come to London and Alex cannot understand why he wasn’t chosen to participate in the opening ceremony to represent the contribution the financial community has made to the capital.
The Best of Alex 2011
Three years have passed since the credit crunch and it looks like the global economy is going down the pan again. As the sovereign debt crisis worsens Alex and his fellow bankers wonder where the money is going to come from to bail them out this time round.
The Best of Alex 2010
The post credit crunch financial landscape begins to emerge: with banks raking in vast profits as they cream off the taxpayers’ money while there’s still some left.
The Best of Alex 2009
The credit crunch bites, the global capitalist system teeters on the brink of collapse and bankers find themselves Public Enemy Number One.
The Best of Alex 2008
An annus horribilis for Alex as global stock markets melt down, major investment banks go bust and England fail to qualify for Euro 2008.
The Best of Alex 2007
Alex masterminds a buyout of Santa Claus's business, has a near-death experience on the ski slopes and wins his spurs in a wild west corporate bonding exercise.
The Best of Alex 2006
Alex has an affair, gets a new American boss and appears on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? Prince William does work experience at the bank and Alex and Clive take a trip to Narnia.
The Best of Alex 2005
Alex is back in an unfamiliar City presided over by compliance officers and “diversity” committees. Then he gets a new graduate trainee: a smug Eurotrash polyglot named Christian ..
The Best of Alex 2004
Unemployed, financially vulnerable and wondering whether he'll ever fly business class again, can the most ruthless banker in the city claw his way back to the top?
The Best of Alex 2003
It seems like the party may finally be over for the Big Bang generation. Mid-life meltdown beckons for Alex as he loses the one thing he values above all: his job.
The Best of Alex 2002
The financial world is rocked by corporate scandals (Enron, WorldCom etc) and Alex has to fight to save his job.
The Best of Alex 1998-2001
Classic cartoons from the turn of the 21st Century where the City of London was under siege from bizarre new concepts such as email, the internet and permanent dress down.
The best of fifteen years of Private Eye's cult cartoon strip featuring Gary Bloke - the ultimate wrinkly rock star.