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Luxury Publishing announces licensing agreement and launch of Russian edition of award-winning international quarterly for High Net Worth individuals, Spear’s Wealth Management Survey

London, April 22nd 2008:

Luxury Publishing Ltd, the London-based publishing group, is today delighted to announce its licensing agreement with Mediacrat, one of the largest publishing houses in Moscow, to launch the established and acclaimed luxury title Spear’s Wealth Management Survey in Russia. The official launch will take place in Moscow, in September 2008.

Currently edited by William Cash, who launched Spear’s Wealth Management Survey in May 2006, the notable wealth management and HNW lifestyle magazine has a circulation of 25,000. Cash won the prestigious Editor of the Year award at the 2007 PPA Independent Publisher Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Spear’s is the first objective and independent title that provides quarterly Zagat-style surveys of leading private-client players in all sectors relevant to the HNW community, from asset managers to private client lawyers and art advisors. A proprietary publication, it is sent directly to an exclusive and private database of the homes of the wealthiest and most successful people in the UK (most of whom have assets over £2.5 million) and across Europe, as well as being distributed globally through BA First Class and Virgin Upper Class lounges and other leading airlines’ executive lounges.

The subscription-only publication has been dubbed by GQ as ‘the new Bible of the banking fraternity,’ and by the Evening Standard as ‘a European rival to Forbes.’

ALEXANDER GAFIN has been appointed editor of Spear’s Wealth Management Survey – Russia. A former director of Marketing, Communications and PR at leading private Russian bank Alfa-Bank since 1994, Alexander Gafin has garnered numerous awards throughout his illustrious career in media, publishing and communications, among them the order for Services to the Motherland, granted him by President Putin in 2005 for his achievements in the field of art and culture and long-term productive activity. A professional writer and author of several novels and books, Alexander will open the portals of Spear’s WMS to the powerhouse of Moscow.

In tandem with the above, final preparations are in place for Spears’ digital web launch in June, as well as for the Spear’s Wealth Management Survey Awards - the Oscars of the booming UK wealth management industry - at Sotheby’s, on course for September 29th. The Awards will once again bring together influential investors and art collectors, real estate tycoons, private bankers and hedge fund managers in celebration of the leading lights of the wealth management world.

Amidst a challenging magazine market, the Chelsea-based publishing headquarters of Luxury Publishing differentiate themselves with a strong creative expertise that works to a bespoke-style ethos.

Luxury Publishing magazines: Aspinalls, Candid for Candy & Candy, Cartier Polo Magazine, Derby Festival, Guards Polo Club, Harrods Estates, PrivatAir, PrivatSea, Quintessentially, Spear’s Wealth Management Survey, Ten Goal and Ultra.

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