Articles by Duncan Lamont, Head of Strategic Research, Schroders

Duncan Lamont, Head of Strategic Research, Schroders

Duncan writes actionable, thought leadership research to offer insights which help Schroders’ clients make better investing decisions. Prior to joining Schroders seven years ago, Duncan was a principal in the Global Asset Allocation team at Aon Hewitt, where he was responsible for the development of the firm’s long term strategic capital market assumptions, and driving its medium term asset allocation views across the full range of traditional and alternative asset classes. He also had spells as an assistant director at a corporate finance boutique and as a trainee investment consultant. Duncan is a CFA charterholder with a Masters in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics from the University of Warwick, specialising in actuarial and financial mathematics.

With cash earning 5%, why risk money on the stock market?

By Duncan Lamont, Head of Strategic Research, Schroders

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Savings rates have trebled in 12 months, and UK savers can earn over 5% on one-year deposits. So doesn’t it make sense to cut risk and stick to the safety of cash? Duncan Lamont, Schroders, looks into how cash savings have stood against inflation over the past few decades and how this compares to stock market investments.

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