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.
‘The year is 2025, and you turn your mind to the fateful events of five years before: the coronavirus outbreak that entered your consciousness when a place you had never heard of in China went into lockdown.’ So begins the special report from this important edition of Spear’s which seeks to examine some of the fundamental ways in which the coronavirus pandemic will alter society. How will we look back on this moment in five years’ time? It’s a big question that our special report unpacks with help from from names such as Lord O’Neill and David Edgerton.
On a non-Covid-19 note, this issue features an interview with Jeannette Ho, who talks about her grand ideas for the Raffles Hotel brand, an investigation into the ‘world’s first superyacht’ and a profile of the inimitable Baroness Shackleton – quite possibly the greatest family lawyer of all time. Speaking of family law, this issue presents the Spear’s selection of the leading solicitors and barristers in the trade today which are profiled in our index. Elsewhere, Hannah Rothschild pens our Diary, Nick Leeson is our Midas and there’s plenty more else besides.