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.
'In the next 50 years, this is where you should be putting your money.'
Spear's begins a new decade by looking to the future with an Africa-themed edition. By the end of the century, the continent is predicted to be home to the world's three largest mega-cities. Before then, the collective economy of sub-Saharan African nations is expected to boom. Our cover feature explores how this could happen, and who is likely to play a starring role.
Elsewhere, editor Alec Marsh speaks to Sudanese-born philanthropist Mo Ibrahim about governance in Africa, we investigate the risks and rewards of diamond mining in Botswana and Zimbabwe, meet the founder of one of the most promising start-ups in Lagos, explore the African literary scene and assess the link between luxury tourism and sustainability initiatives.
This issue also carries the Spear's Reputation Managers Index; our selection of the very finest reputation lawyers and PR advisers for HNWs. We meet leading figures from firms such as Harbottle & Lewis, Carter-Ruck, Mishcon de Reya and Portland Communications.
Somehow there is also space to speak to conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, test drive a boat from Lexus, take the wheel of the new McLaren GT and discover Britain's answer to Ralph Lauren.