While I work as an editor, I have had wonderful opportunities to write for the FT too. You can see all of my work here, but these are some of my favourite pieces: My first classical music review (November 2017) Lunch with Armistead Maupin (October 2017) Classical music and the real gig economy (August 2017) … More Things I have written at the Financial Times
My day job is as an editor at the Financial Times, and I have been responsible for many Special Reports since I joined in January 2016. I have edited Watches & Jewellery, FT Wine, the Business of Luxury and other titles, mostly about the luxury industries. These are some of my favourite stories which I’ve edited: … More Things I have edited at the Financial Times
Yes, it does appear to have been two years since I last updated this website… Forgive me, I’ve had a lot of Radio 3 to listen to. Anyway, here are PDFs of the first 56(!) instalments of my Tatler art column, from ancient sculptures through Old Masters to site-specific work which hadn’t even been made … More (Almost) five years of Tatler
This might seem of nugatory interest to most people, but the wave of mergers on the wealth management scene actually has a lot to tell us about the way the world works today, not least who has the money – and what they’re doing with it. I wrote several pieces on this theme: What is prompting the … More Wealth management mergers
It’s tough being rich, sometimes, believe it or not. Okay, so most of you will say ‘not’, but at Spear’s I took a wry look at the actual problem of why rich people have poor credit ratings. This piece (PDF) starts by asking why Alexander Hoare, scion of the private bank C Hoare & Co, couldn’t get a mobile … More Why do the rich have such poor credit scores?
In January 2015, I went to Singapore to witness the ghastly simulacrum that passes for an art world there. In case you can’t already tell, I was not impressed: after 25 years and a billion dollars, its artists are still censored and oppressed, its institutions weak, its commercial galleries largely risible. To see how the state … More Singapore’s awful art scene
At Spear’s, I got to meet fascinating people from every field, but especially in philanthropy, which is a thriving and innovative world tackling dearth and despair. One of the most exciting I met was Charlotte Eagar, who had brought together a troupe of female Syrian refugees in Jordan to perform Euripides’ tragedy of the horrendous … More Charlotte Eagar and the Syria Trojan Women Project