PIMS delegates are tipping Michael Portillo's to succeed in the battle for the leadership of the Tory party following William Hague's sudden resignation.
After a barnstorming performance at the PIMS conference on the Oriana earlier this week, IFAs singled out Portillo's charisma as what distinguishes him from other potential candidates.
Baronworth (Financial Services) director Paul Fuller says: “At the opening address at PIMS he definitely came across as charismatic and was able to enthuse the crowd. I would be surprised if he wasn't the next Tory leader.”
Chartwell Investment Management associate director Jon Briggs says: “He is a very clever bloke with tons of charisma. I suspect he won't win it, but then who would you pick?”