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John Spiers

Hello, I'm John Spiers

Chair

John is the Chair of EQ. After gaining an MA in Engineering at Clare College, Cambridge he went into the City as a research analyst for 10 years. In 1986 he set up Bestinvest and over the next 20 years it grew to become a leading private client advisory and wealth management business with over 50,000 clients. In 2007 Bestinvest was acquired by 3i. Since then John has built up a portfolio of other interests, including the establishment of a Foundation to support various charities. He has taken a particular interest in projects aimed to increase the use of Early Intervention to reduce child abuse. He has also retained a close interest in investment, being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a member of the Investment Committee for Clare College. John enjoys competitive sport and participates in historic motorsport and international croquet

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Blog

Take-off for Green Match Fund

From 22nd to 29th April, whilst match funds last, your donation to these amazing environmental charities will be doubled. One donation, twice the impact.

John Spiers
John Spiers,

22/04/2022

2 min read

Blog

Helping people affected by the war in Ukraine

The EQ Foundation Ukraine Fund.

John Spiers
John Spiers,

17/03/2022

3 min read

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Impactful ways to offset carbon footprint

As the G7 summit in Cornwall reminds us of the enormous challenge of climate change, John Spiers, founder and Chair of EQ Investors, explains how you can make a positive impact through new, non-profit initiative Tythe.

John Spiers
John Spiers,

02/07/2021

3 min read

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The Big Give – Christmas Challenge 2020

From 12pm (noon) on 1st December to 12pm on 8th December your donation to participating charities can be doubled. One donation, twice the impact.

John Spiers
John Spiers,

01/12/2020

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