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.
Who are the visionaries, innovators and tastemakers shaping how HNWs dress, travel, shop, eat and sleep? The inaugural Spear's Luxury Index reveals all, with profiles of the 100 leading figures from the world of luxury.
Elsewhere, we go behind the velvet rope and discover How Robin Birley created what is now arguably the most influential private members’ club in the world, 5 Hertford Street. There are interviews with Stephen Schwarzman, the founder of Blackstone whose net worth is estimated to be around the $17 billion mark; Countess Alexandra Tolstoy, who discusses her Russian roots; and the inimitable Salman Rushdie, who weighs in on Greta Thunberg, Donald Trump and the future of the world’s wealthy.
On top of all this, there’s a diary from Nicholas Coleridge, who has just published a fascinating memoir about his life in glossy magazines, a tale of HNWs being priced out of the art market and Clive Aslet makes the case for ‘Uskany’ – a little corner of Wales that rivals the hills surrounding Sienna.