Spear’s will be doing what we do best — helping wealth managers, lawyers and other private client professionals to understand the world of their high-net-worth clients — with the Spear’s Wealth Insight Forum.


Despite the already massive changes of the 21st century — from the rise of a new class of the super-rich to the destruction of established investment practices — many wealth managers are stuck with an old paradigm. Spear’s is perfectly placed to explain the new HNW mindset and lifestyle with characteristic insight, analysis and wit.

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Spear’s 2017 Wealth Insight Forum, the £1 billion meeting of minds, started with Trump and ended with a toast to London’s secure future as holder of the world’s financial crown post-Brexit

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Spear’s Wealth Insight Forum is now CPD Certified

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.

All guests will receive an official certificate, post event, to mark their attendance at a CPD certified forum.

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21 Speakers
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Trevor Abrahmsohn

Glentree International, London seller

Robert Amsterdam

Amsterdam & Partners

Stephen Bush

Special Correspondent, New Statesman

Mark Davies

Mark Davies & Associates

Camilla Dell

Managing Partner and founder of Black Brick Property Solutions

Sophie Dworetzsky

Partner, Sophisticated Private Client Planning, Withers

Ceris Gardner

MTG and Spear’s contributor, Partner Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP

John Hanafin

Chairman, Board of Advisors, Arton Capital

Mark Harvey

Chapel Down

Advocate John Rimmer

Isle of Man offshore trust and estate lawyer

Rhydian Lewis

co-founder and CEO of RateSetter

Peter Mackie

Founder of Property Vision

Gina Miller

Co-founder - SCM Direct, Founder - True and Fair Foundation & Transparency Activist

Harry Mount

Editor, Oldie Magazine

Robert Paul

Executive Director, London & Capital

Daniel Pinto

Chief Executive and Founding Partner of Stanhope Capital

James Quarmby

Partner, Stephenson Hardwood

Aaron Simpson

co-founder, Quintessentially

Lucia Van Der Post

Spear’s contributor

Inga Verbeeck

Founder & CEO at Ivy International Matchmaking

Andrew Walsh

Executive Director, UBS Asset Management


  • 7.30am - 8.30am

    13:45 - 14:25 WELCOME & NETWORKING

    Spear’s and the headline sponsor welcome attendees to the event with some opening remarks, during a preliminary 30-minute networking session. The environment will feature branding for the headline sponsor, as well as important positioning within the Wealth Insight Forum event guide, as well as the hosting of the Wealth Insight Forum dinner.

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    Leading lawyer and Spear’s contributor Robert Amsterdam, founding partner of international law firm Amsterdam and Partners LLP, discusses the geopolitical situation facing HNWs in 2017 and 2018. This will be followed by questions.

    Confirmed Panelist:

    • Robert Amsterdam

  • 09:30 - 10:15

    15:00 - 15:35 PROPERTY OUTLOOK

    With initial comments from the panel sponsor, three high profile figures from the London/UK property scene, will discuss trends they’re seeing in discussion with a Spear’s facilitator. The discussion will last 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minutes question-and-answer session. Topics for discussion will include impact of Brexit over short/longer term values and market trends; the continuing impact of tax/stamp duty agenda on UK prime property and broader topics such as the role London property plays in attracting global wealth creators to the UK. Finally it will address the key trends that HNWs and their intermediaries must be aware of looking towards 2018/19.

    Confirmed Panelists:

    • Trevor Abrahmsohn
    • Peter Mackie
    • Camilla Dell

  • 10:15 - 11:00

    15:45 - 16:15 WEALTH MANAGEMENT AND THE RISE OF ETFS Sponsored by

    With some $735 billion invested in ETFs in Europe alone – and with nearly $4.5 trillion worldwide – they are fast emerging as an essential subject for HNWs and wealth managers. In this special briefing Andrew Walsh, from UBS, offers insight into how ETFs are changing the wealth management landscape.

    Confirmed speakers:

    • Andrew Walsh

    Sponsored by

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    16:15 - 16:35 NETWORKING

    Attendees will have time to network and discuss themes raised above.

  • 11:30 - 12:15

    16:35 - 17:15 THE HNW TAX AND TRUSTS OUTLOOK Sponsored by

    What is the impact of Common Reporting Standard/ Global Tax Sharing Agreements on wealth management in the UK and Offshore? Is it a game-changer for these jurisdictions? What is the impact of Brexit on the tax and trust environment in the UK and Offshore? How can HNWs best navigate the global tax landscape? Commencing with a brief sponsor address from BVI Finance, these are among the important topics that our panel of heavy hitters from the field of tax and trusts in the UK and Offshore will consider in this panel, as well as considering other trends they’re seeing in the area. There should be much to talk about following the general election in the UK. The 30 minute discussion will be followed by 15-minute Q&A.

    Confirmed Panelists:

    • Ceris Gardner
    • Gary Hales - BVI
    • James Quarmby
    • Mark Davies
    Sponsored by

  • 12:15 - 13:00


    How is ‘bespoke’ is changing the luxury sector – and what can professionals across the wealth management industry learn from it and other trends in luxury? With a panel from luxury brands, retailers and concierge services, the Wealth Insight Forum looks at where HNW luxury customers are coming from in the changing world and how luxury providers are keeping ahead of the crowd.

    Confirmed panelists

    • Lucia Van Der Post
    • Inga Verbeeck
    • Mark Harvey
    • Aaron Simpson
    Sponsored by

  • 13:00 -


    In a world of increasing political uncertainty – from Trump to Brexit, North Korea and beyond – this panel looks at the surging market in Citizenship by Investment Schemes, and how HNWs can make the most of their options by increasing their options in terms of residency and citizenship. With opening remarks from the panel sponsor Arton Capital, experts in the field consider the benefits for HNWs.

    Confirmed panelists

    • Ceris Gardner
    • Sophie Dworetzsky
    • John Hanafin

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    19:00 - 19:45 THE GREAT SPEAR’S DEBATE 2017

    ‘WILL BREXIT TARNISH LONDON’S WEALTH MANAGEMENT CROWN?’ With an opportunity for the debate sponsor to introduce or chair the debate, we will invite big hitters –Brexit ‘hawks’ such as Jacob Rees-Mogg and ‘doves’ such as financier Gina Miller – to put the case for the City’s future after Brexit. The debate will be followed by networking session over drinks and closing remarks from the headline sponsor ahead

    Confirmed panelists

    • Rhydian Lewis
    • Harry Mount
    • Stephen Bush
    • Gina Miller

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    19:45 - 20:30 NETWORKING DRINKS Sponsored by

    The debate will be followed by networking session over drinks and closing remarks from the headline sponsor. This is followed by a headline sponsor dinner for a selection of handpicked guests and speakers.
    Sponsored by

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21 Speakers
0 Tickets

Event venue

  • One Great George Street, Westminster

Contact Us

    Event Information:

  • Jiggs Patel, Group Sales Director Spear's UK – Russia - Asia
  • +44 (0)203 0962289
  • jiggs.patel@spearswms.com