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.
Goldman Sachs, ‘the world’s most influential bank’, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and the occasion is the subject of the new Spear’s cover story. Adam Dant’s cover artwork riffs on the bank’s nickname (‘the vampire squid’) while David Dawkins’ story describes its rise to power.
Rory Stewart, the star of the recent Conservative Party leadership race, is the subject of the Spear’s Interview. He sketches out his vision for Britain’s post-Brexit role on the world stage.
Also in Issue 69 of Spear’s: We lunch with Jonathan Agnew, as the voice of BBC cricket gears up for a big summer; DJ and broadcaster Jo Whiley relishes the magic of festival season in the Diary; we journey into Space; and meet with Coutts CEO Peter Flavel who reveals how the 327-year-old firm remains a private banking leader.
In travel, Stanley Johnson encounters turtles and tropicbirds on the beautiful island of Principe, while the V&A’s Tristram Hunt ruminates on design, populism and sharks.
Finally, Spear’s reveals its exclusive Wealth Managers Index, featuring the best private bankers and asset managers in the business.