Best of Spear's Last Week: 4th February 2013 - Spear's Magazine

Best of Spear’s Last Week: 4th February 2013

The five most read articles on Spear’s last week and the best of the blogs

The five most read articles on Spear’s last week:

1. The Cup Trust Scandal Reveals Buck-Passing and Damages Philanthropy
‘It was clearly a dodgy operation. No donor worth their salt would have given their hard-earned cash to the Cup Trust’

2. Exclusive: First Interview With Rupert Robinson After Schroders
To widespread surprise, Rupert Robinson resigned as CEO of Schroders UK Private Bank last Tuesday. After a decade of service, he decided it was ‘time to step aside and let someone else drive the business forward’

3. Jonathan Ruffer on Beating the Recession, Quantitative Easing and Musical Westerns
Jonathan Ruffer, the founder of Ruffer and maverick of the investment management world, is a man with a love of metaphors, Mark Nayler finds out

Wealth management maverick Jonathan Ruffer

4. Sitwell Scoffs: ‘Cataclysmic Taramsalata’ at the Royal Oak, Maidenhead; 34; Chakra
I made the disturbing discovery that the chef of the Royal Oak doesn’t taste the food he sends out from the pass

5. Knight Frank: Landowners need to act as northern leg of HS2 announced
Those farmers, estates and homeowners who could potentially be affected will naturally be very concerned 

And the best of the blogs:

The Dog Ate Your Assets? HMRC Will Find That Hard to Believe
HMRC has a wide range of powers it can call upon to ascertain the amount of tax due and then to collect and, if necessary, enforce payment

Vice Magazine Discovers Brixton Pounds (But Should’ve Talked to Spear’s First)
Vice tried to buy drugs using Brixton Pounds. A basic error: BitCoins would have been far more effective.

Review: The Queen of Versailles
Somehow the portrait of one extremely unusual and entirely dysfunctional family offers a broader insight into the state of America today
  
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