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‘The unrealistic, absurd, sort of pantomime vision of Great Britain bossing the world simply conceals a deep insecurity and a fear’ RORY STEWART, p44

JULY/AUGUST 2019

THE AGENDA 20 PHILANTHROPY With Dr Linda Yueh, chair of the

Royal Commonwealth Society

8 THE SPEAR’S LEADERS

It’s time for Boris ❘ Bull’s eye ❘ Stumped cricket ❘ Mars attracts

13 EDITOR’S LETTER

14 SHOT BEFORE DAWN

The City Week conference at the Guildhall

22 LIQUID LUNCH

Jonathan Agnew, the voice of BBC cricket, gears up for a major summer of action

25 WILLIAM CASH

The HNW partygoer’s holy grail of historic charm combined with modern luxury service

15 READERS’ LETTERS

Observations on the war against wealth, the artist defying the ageing process, and the Spear’s Family Lawyers Index

16 DIARY

DJ and broadcaster Jo Whiley on festival season and gardening

27 ANNAMARIA KOERLING

How perturbed HNWs are preparing for the possibility of a Corbyn government

28 ROBERT AMSTERDAM

Private equity, especially ‘vulture funds’, cannot ignore challenges over human rights violations

18 THE HEDGEHOG

The latest in the HNW universe, from the Tory Spring Lunch to Neil Woodford’s fund woes

30 JASON COWLEY

England may still be the home of football, but what we see now is the most global of games

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THE ISSUES

34 GOLDMAN SACHS

AT 150 Does the world’s most controversial bank deserve its reputation? David Dawkins assesses the influence of Goldman Sachs around the world today

40 CRAZY, REALLY

RICH ASIANS Singapore has eclipsed Hong Kong to become the new home of wealth in Asia, says John Arlidge

44 THE SPEAR’S INTERVIEW

Rory Stewart tells Alec Marsh how Britain can pull itself out of its rut of pessimism

50 A CITY ON THE BRINK

Paris is going through a rough time, so why is the city so upbeat? Christopher Jackson investigates

54 BRITS IN SPACE

Fifty years on from the moon landing, the UK is catching up. By Rasika Sittamparam

56 THE FAMILY WITH THE

GOLDEN TOUCH Emelia Hamilton-Russell meets the Buccellati family, a model of succession planning

60 THE GLISTENING BANK

Coutts is as forward-thinking as any bank in the world. Christopher Silvester talks to CEO Peter Flavel

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