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THE AUTIC FUND
Meet our sector groups
FINANCIALS & ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Encompassing the provision of all forms of financial services to commercial and retail customers. This sector also includes property investments, bonds and beyond.
N.B. Due to the complexity involved in valuing financials, AUTIC opts to invest in Industry Trackers instead of individual stock picks.
We teach value through the following ways:
Conceptualising and analysing organisations' operations and dynamics.
Interpreting financial statements, and understanding accounting practices.
Financial Modelling, such as Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Comparable Companies (Comps) Analysis.
Behavioural Finance and charting pricing patterns.
Examining and understanding the wider market environment before digging into individual firms helps to provide our members with a more objective view on the unique value proposition each firm brings, and its merit.
Aside from a strong understanding, we look for industries which are experiencing tailwinds which can aid an appraisal's quality, even before an individual company is discussed. This is usually the first stage in the appraisal process.
The conversation around Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has undoubtedly increased in investing circles over the 21st century. AUTIC takes the view on ESG investing as a core part of fundamental analysis, which is considered from both our standpoints as rational investors and as socially responsible investors.