‘2015 was a year of hard work for very little gain — all rather frustrating — and required a steady hand in the face of significant market turbulence and headwinds,’ Carbutt tells Spear’s. ‘2016 has continued in a very similar… Read More


Close Brothers

It’s been another busy year for Close Brothers’ head of private client services following the recent acquisition of Eos Wealth Management, a chartered financial planning firm specialising in servicing high-net-worth clients, particularly in the media and sports industries. That may… Read More



This year was the first in 22 that Ruffer failed to make money for clients and as always he is refreshingly honest about it saying ‘we couldn’t care less about beating the indices, but we do care about not making… Read More


Investment Quorum

Robertson says the key to the success of the firm he founded fifteen years ago is engagement with clients. ‘Talk to them continually, update them with what’s going on [and] never hide anything from them.’ The Spear’s wealth manager of… Read More

Trevor Esling


Having produced more than 2,000 business jets since the late ’50s, Gulfstream is riding high on its most recent jet, the G650. It is capable of travelling at nine-tenths the speed of sound, and has a production backlog extending to… Read More

Mary Hoelever

MG Hoelever Art Advisory

One art buyer’s crisis is another’s opportunity. When the stock market crashed in 2008, soon after Hoeveler had left Citibank’s art advisory team to go solo, the art market crashed too, benefiting Hoeveler’s clients who had ‘the stomach and the… Read More

Ken McCracken

Withers Consulting Group

McCracken sees his role as a teacher, guide and facilitator to families when their affairs have become too complex or diverse for them to handle on their own. ‘The world is waking up to the area of governance and how… Read More

Galvin Weston

Charbonnel et Walker

The royal links with Charbonnel et Walker go back to 1875 when Edward VII (then Prince of Wales) encouraged Mrs Walker and Madame Charbonnel to form a partnership. And lucky for us all that they did; since the late 19th… Read More

Johnny Turnbull


Don’t let his unassuming attitude fool you: Turnbull is among the best-performing buying agents in London. He’s ‘a real expert with a loyal client base’, a competitor told us, with another expert saying he’s ‘too modest to brag but is… Read More

Roddy Chisholm Batten


With clients like Russell Brand and Davina McCall on-book, the personable privacy and reputation partner has his work cut out for him. In March 2014, Chisholm Batten acted for three of Paul Weller’s children in a highly publicised spat with… Read More