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.
Welcome to the new and improved editon of Spear's.
As the May/June edition makes clear, Spear’s believes that Brexit offers the City and the UK’s £800 billion-a-year wealth management industry a historic opportunity to go global like never before. Our cover story – ‘Big Bang 2.0 – Why Brexit is London’s chance to go interstellar’ – explains all.
This edition features our 2017 power index of the top 50 family lawyers in Britain, the legal high-flyers who deal with the biggest cases. This comes with an exclusive survey of their opinion on London’s future as the divorce capital of the world – and their compelling verdict on the Lord Chancellor Liz Truss.
We also have an exclusive interview with the former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband, now head of the US-based International Rescue Committee. Miliband gives us his views on what’s gone wrong with globalisation, explains why the rich need to give more, and tells us why he’s not happy to be described as an ‘ex-politician’.
Elsewhere we draw insight from the financial journalist and City historian Iain Martin in our new Liquid Lunch slot. ‘Have you ever been to Frankfurt? The idea that it is going to be the new financial hub is complete nonsense,’ insists Martin. At Spear’s we couldn’t agree more.
Finally, as well as offering a wealth of insight into investing, geopolitics, luxury lifestyle and our regular columnists – including Sam Leith, Clive Aslet, Ross Clark, Nick Foulkes and Lucia van der Post – we also hear from the bestselling author Joanna Trollope, who talks about wealth, work, life and her new book, City of Friends. ‘Having enough money means, quite simply, freedom and choice,’ Trollope announces.