New leadership, potential opportunities

With the UK’s Conservative Party choosing a new Prime Minister on September 5, stay aware of how the markets could react in response to the ultimate selection.

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Meet the candidates

Both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss served under Boris Johnson, but now each must prove to the members of their party that he or she is the best choice to succeed the former Prime Minister. Here’s how the two candidates compare:

  • Sunak, the former finance minister in Johnson’s administration, was involved in the “Partygate” scandal with Johnson and will face questions over those associations. However, he is also known as being instrumental to introducing well-received public measures during the pandemic.

  • Still serving as Johnson’s foreign secretary, Truss is understandably known as the candidate more likely to be a continuation of the Johnson era. She is endorsed by many of Johnson’s most loyal allies, and her selection could represent a desire to maintain the status quo.

No matter how the leadership election shakes out, it will be important to keep an eye on its effect on the markets. Whether it’s a tepid response, a seismic one, or somewhere in between, we will have you covered with news and analysis to inform your trading.

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