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December 24, 2020

The Year in Spear’s 2020: Our ten most-read pieces

By Arun Kakar

Here are the ten most-read pieces on the Spear’s websites from this year like no other

What a year. Without falling into the tropes of many a yearly round-up, it’s safe to say 2020 will be one we look back on as a potentially epoch-changing year. Here at Spear’s, we have attempted to capture these strange times through the lens of the HNW world.

We present now the ten most-read features (in no particular order), which in many ways reflect the predominant themes on the minds of HNWs navigating their way through the pandemic – as well as some choice pieces providing relief from what has at times been a grinding news-cycle.

From the Spear’s index of trusted HNW advisers, through to the best schools and eminent thinkers of our time, we hope that you have enjoyed our coverage this year of the themes and stories that have shaped a year like no other.

From all of us here at Spear’s, a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

The Spear’s Schools Index, in partnership with Carfax Education

The Spear’s Schools Index, created in partnership with Carfax Education, lists the very best private schools in the world

 The Spear’s Luxury Index 2020

From hoteliers and horologists to tailors, interior designers and jewellers, the Spear’s Luxury Index 2020 features the 50 innovators, tastemakers and leaders at the forefront of luxury today

The Spear’s Wealth Management Index 2020

The world has changed for everyone in the past six months, and the wealth managers in our index recognise that the old ways of investing will never return

Content from our partners
How Flygreen is ascending into the future of private aviation
Stoneweg, Icona, and CBH Strengthen Partnership with Cromwell Acquisition, Adding €4 Billion AUM to Stoneweg
Why investors should consider investing in nature

Steven Pinker on coronavirus and capitalism

The psychologist explains why unfettered free markets don’t exist and the pandemic might not reshape society

The Spear’s Family Law Index 2020

Given that we are living through a pandemic, some things are very different about the family law profession in 2020

Billionaire parents go to war with Le Rosey, the world’s most expensive school

With fees of $130,000 per year, Le Rosey, on the edge of Lake Geneva is the most expensive school in the world. As the billionaire parents of a former student launch a legal battle amid bullying claims, is it really worth it?

The most feared divorce lawyer in Britain

Fiona Shackleton left Exeter University with a third-class degree, then began working as a cook. How did she become the most feared divorce lawyer in Britain?

Where will Covid-19 leave us in five years?

The year is 2025, and you turn your mind to the fateful events of five years before: the coronavirus outbreak that entered your consciousness when a place you had never heard of in China went into lockdown. Things have not been quite normal since.

‘Don’t panic’ – wealth managers react to Covid-19

As the impact of Covid-19 rattles peoples, governments, health systems and markets around the world, how are HNWs and their wealth managers responding?

The Colour of Money: How the Black Lives Matter movement is changing the world of wealth

The Black Lives Matter movement has begun to send ripples through the world of wealth. What does that mean for the firms that serve HNW clients?

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