It's 30 years since Alex began his career in the City of London as a Yuppie banker. Today's post-crisis financial reality comes as a grim contrast to those heady, carefree days, with all the additional uncertainties of Brexit, President Trump and a General Election.
On the domestic front Alex's wife Penny's blossoming career as a non-executive director means he has the indignity of attending the World Economic Forum at Davos as her "plus one"; his hapless colleague Clive's divorce from fearsome wife Bridget is getting particularly messy and expensive; and consternation is caused at the bank when Alex's colleague Steven unexpectedly comes out as a transgender woman.
The star of the Daily Telegraph's business pages divides his time between worrying about his job being relocated to Frankfurt post-Brexit, fretting over the arrival of the draconian new compliance regime Mifid II, which will make half the City redundant and remaining blissfuly ignorant about BlockChain - which will do the same for anyone who's left.
The Best of Alex is now in full colour.
Russell Taylor was born in 1960. He studied Russian and Philosophy at Oxford. He has written books on Russia and the Marathon. He is also a successful composer of TV and film music. He was appointed MBE in 2002. He lives in North London. Charles Peattie was born in 1958. He studied Fine Art at St Martin's College. He produces the Celeb cartoon in Private Eye. He is also an animator and TV writer. He was appointed MBE in 2002. He has four children and lives in North West London.