Financial speaker, Alex Brummer, is a multi award-winning journalist. He has been City Editor for the Daily Mail since 2000. Prior to this he was consultant editor for the Financial Mail on Sunday. Previously, he spent twenty six years at The Guardian, during which time he was its financial correspondent in both the UK and the US. Aside from his financial journalism, Alex is an effective speaker. He is also a regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle and has written extensively on the Holocaust, Israel’s economy, technology and Middle East policy.
His awards include the 1989 Overseas Press Club Award for the Best Foreign Correspondent in the United States and Best Financial Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in 1999. he has also won The Wincott Prize for Senior Financial Journalist of the Year in 2001 and Business Journalist of the Year in the 2006 World Leadership Forum. In 2007 he was awarded Commentator of the Year at the World work Media Awards. In 2009 Alex was named Business Journalist of the Year by the London Press Club. He was also named Financial Journalist of the Year, City of London Corporation 2013.
Alex is co-author, with Roger Cowe, of Hanson: A Biography (Fourth Estate, 1994) and Weinstock: The Life and Times of Britain’s Premier Industrialist (HarperCollins 1998).
He also wrote The Crunch: The Scandal of Northern Rock and the Escalating Credit Crisis (Random House). Alex had been one of the more consistent prophets of the Credit Crisis, so this book was one of the first on the subject. Highly acclaimed, it is still being called the book to read in order to understand the Credit Crisis and remains a business best seller. His book The Great Pensions Robbery (Random House) is about the pensions crisis and scandalous government inaction in this arena.
In 2020 Alex published The Great British Reboot: How the UK Can Thrive in a Turbulent World. Reviews include, “Brummer provides a list of reasons to be optimistic about British business.” John Kay, co-author of Radical Uncertainty
Alex looks at historical parallels and tries to assess where the global economy and markets are going. Organisations he has spoken to include:
City law firms: Nabarro Nathanson; SJ Berwin; Rosenblatt City and Business Organisations: Bloomberg, the Centre for Financial Innovation, the Institute of Economic Affairs, Gorkana Business Breakfast, City University, International Energy Credit Associations (in Budapest), the Regional Building Societies Association, debate at the London School of Economics on the Credit Crunch, Wimbledon Reform Synagogue, Just Journalism, Hudson Sandler Associates (City PR firm), Tulcan (City PR firm), Limmud Conference, Finsbury clients (City PR firm), Newspaper Society dinner, Distressed Debt organisation (Norwood charity dinner), Association of British Insurers (luncheon), Prime Minister’s Business Council
“Everything went extremely well in Athens and Alex was superb! At the risk of sounding gushing, he really pulled it out of the bag for us. Alex provided us with an insightful and thoroughly engaging overview of economic prospects in the EMEA region, which despite the breadth of coverage, included sufficient detail to get a real feel for what is going on. Neatly linking the micro with the macro, his well-sourced and evidential approach was very impressive. His professional yet entertaining presentational style went down extremely well with our group. I would be most grateful if you could relay our appreciation to Alex for giving us his time and for the effort he put into his presentation. I would have no hesitation in strongly recommending Alex to other accounting networks and associations, or indeed any professional services grouping with an interest in the economic scene”. Martin Sharp, Executive Director DFK International Athens
“Fascinating talk” Chamber of Commerce