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.
Breaking up is still hard to do. Our cover story speaks to the industry’s leading divorce lawyers and finds that, despite a flurry of initiatives designed to make divorce less confrontational, UHNWs often have no choice but to fight.
But this edition of the magazine is not all about conflict. In fact, it is harmony – between the natural world, farming practices and the estate of the Earl of Leicester – that’s the subject of our exclusive interview. We also have exclusive conversations with star thesp Robert Lindsay; the director of the London School of Economics, Minouche Shafik; Brian Cox, who will soon return to our screens as the cantankerous billionaire Logan Roy in Succession; singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones; and Argentine chef Francis Mallmann.
There’s even an Eton mess on offer, as we profile Simon Henderson, headmaster of the world’s most famous school, who has found himself the subject of criticism in the wake of his decision to dismiss YouTubing English teacher Will Knowland.
Will the modernising, somewhat ‘woke’ head win the battle for Eton’s soul? The feature leads our education and family law briefings, crammed with insight for HNW families.