September / October 2013
If you've been feeling that the newspapers, magazines and websites that you read don't quite get you - well, that's why we set up Spear's. Spear's has been described by Ben Goldsmith as 'a cross between Forbes and Vanity Fair' - and that's a pretty good place to start.
Spear’s is a multi-award-winning wealth management and luxury lifestyle media brand. Our magazine, which comes out every two months, is read by the most successful people in Britain, from heirs and entrepreneurs on the Sunday Times Rich List to London's top lawyers and bankers.
Contributors have included HRH The Prince of Wales, entrepreneur Luke Johnson, Anne McElvoy of The Economist and dandy-about-town Nick Foulkes. We regularly cover topics like private banking, innovative philanthropy, the art market and luxury travel, all written for grown-ups.
In the new edition of Spear’s – through a series of important conversations far and wide – we seek to articulate the social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In our cover story, we address the fall in dividends this year and look at how the crisis is accelerating trends in corporate governance. What will it mean for shareholders in the months and years ahead?
In our Spear’s interview with Lord Browne of Madingley, the former CEO of BP, we explore the toll the crisis is having on business and our world – as well as the deficiencies it has highlighted in the UK economy.
Of course, all of this has a bearing on wealth, and this issue sees our annual pick of the best wealth managers in the business. In addition to our field of UK-based experts, we’ve introduced a roster of top professionals in Switzerland too.
Elsewhere we meet the public intellectual and Harvard scholar Steven Pinker, who talks progress – a theme also touched on by Lord Browne – and we have crime author Ian Rankin, whom we speak to in an interview to mark his 60th birthday. William Sitwell, meanwhile, hears from chef Mark Hix, who talks about the unfolding of his business empire amid the crisis and of his plans for return. In our Midas interview slot, we have the singer and actress Beverley Knight.
We have an exclusive report on a rift concerning one of the world’s most exclusive private schools, Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, and the billionaire parents of one of its former pupils. And we also get behind the wheel of the all-new all-electric, Porsche Taycan. Our diamond anniversary edition is another issue for the ages.