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Investment appraisal

This page contains a selection of journal articles on aspects of investment appraisal, including tools and techniques, and examples of investment appraisal techniques for IT and other projects.

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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Valuation: measuring and managing the value of companies

The book concerns the valuation of companies. It includes sections on valuation techniques, analysing and forecasting performance, market values, and the management of organisations.

The Warren Buffett way

Uses the life of Warren Buffett as a guide to making successful investments. The strategies for investment appraisal are built around a series of key tenets, but there are more details chapters providing advice on buying a business, managing a portfolio and general money management.

All about investing

Provides inexperienced investors with what they need to know to get started. Includes techniques for establishing realistic investment goals, buying the proper assets to meet those goals, and constructing a safe and suitable portfolio of long-term investments.

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Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

On the rate of return and valuation of non-conventional projects

A Professor of Finance explains why he believes using the net present value (NPV) criterion for capital budgeting fails for non-conventional projects. He suggests an alternative method.

Do we need more audit committee disclosure?

Richard M. Steinberg discusses a new call to action by the U.S. Audit Committee Collaboration, outlining how audit committees can enhance communication with investors. He asks whether investors will really find their investment decisions swayed by the proposed additional information; and if the financial costs associated with more disclosure are worthwhile.

A flexible strategy that chases value

An interview with Zeke Ashton, founder and managing partner at Centaur Capital Partners, a value-oriented U.S. investment firm. Ashton provides an overview of the firm's investing strategies and explains the importance of flexibility in the company's value focus. He discusses Centaur's stock-selection process, sell discipline and some of his favourite sectors.

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Articles and books in the Library collection

The ICAEW Library & Information Service collection includes a range of articles, books and online resources on investment appraisal. Please contact us if you would like to borrow a book or request a copy of an article.

Capital investment: a guide to making better decisions 
Boyd, G. (CAI, 2013)
This guide presents a comprehensive and applied approach to assessing capital investment proposals, and the methods that can be used to help business develop and appraise proposals and achieve optimal outcomes. It is written for managers and senior managers involved in the approval of capital investment proposals, as well as financial controllers looking for a system to help ensure better investment decisions.

Corporate finance- principles and practice 
Watson, D. (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2013)
The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to the core concepts and key topic areas of corporate finance in an approachable, 'user-friendly' style. Includes chapters: an overview of investment appraisal methods; investment appraisal - applications and risk.

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