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CONTENTS

MARCH/APRIL 2019

THE AGENDA

11 THE SPEAR’S LEADERS

The grass is greener ❘ The Griffin purchase ❘ Can we build it? ❘ Essential Farage

14 READERS’ LETTERS

Experts react to the previous issue of Spear’s

15 EDITOR’S LETTER

Introduction from Alec Marsh

16 DIARY

With former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

18 THE HEDGEHOG

Gossip from the Big Smoke (not to mention 1980s Barbados)

22 PHILANTHROPY

With Toyin Saraki of Wellbeing Foundation Africa

24 LIQUID LUNCH

Costa Book of the Year winner Bart van Es

27 WILLIAM CASH

A landmark Supreme Court judgment has struck a blow against scheming landlords

28 ROBERT AMSTERDAM

Law has been weaponised in the US-China trade war, and the consequences could affect us all

31 JASON COWLEY

Can golf ’s fallen superstar, Tiger Woods, rule the world again?

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THE ISSUES

34 A POT OF CASH

While debate continues over just how harmful cannabis is, its legalisation in some countries is opening up new revenue streams

38 NIGEL FARAGE

The initial architect of Brexit tells Alec Marsh why he’s back in frontline politics – and why he drinks

44 IS PHILANTHROPY

BROKEN? While the billionaire elite gain plaudits for giving some of their wealth away, not everyone is happy, as Arun Kakar discovers

46 AHEAD OF THE CURVE

Why designer Thomas Heatherwick has become one of Britain’s most celebrated exports

54 WEST ASSURED

Investment Quorum CEO Petronella West on her journey to the top of wealth management

58 A KINDRED SEOUL

Ed Targett visits South Korea, a country that has a strong tech sector and is thriving with the help of free trade agreements. A model for the UK to follow?

THE INDEX

62 INTRODUCTION

An overview of our peer-reviewed list of property experts

63 PROPERTY ADVISERS

The 2019 Spear’s Property Advisers Index, featuring buying and selling agents, country specialists, international experts and property lawyers

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