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.
As the August/September edition makes clear, the world is changing like never before. Our cover story – ‘Is Offshore a Dirty Word? Managing Wealth in the Age of Anger ’ – sees Alec Marsh ask the tough questions about tax in the era of the ‘Daily Mail’ test – and deliver some surprising answers.
This edition also features our 2017 power index of the top 50 tax and trusts advisers in Britain, the men and women who can be trusted to navigate an increasingly complex landscape. For the first time we also cover contentious trusts, and in the process tell a strange story of an Indian prince and his heirs.
We also have an exclusive interview with the first minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo: ‘There’s probably only one place in the continent where you know you will be able to move after Brexit,’ he tells us.
Elsewhere we catch up with John Caudwell, and hear not only about his family’s heart-rending battle with Lyme Disease, but also his bracing views on his fellow billionaires’ approach to philanthropy.