The Vanguard Approach

By: Logan Henderson | Published: 02/16/2023
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It’s easy to look at public markets and private markets as two different worlds. But the truth is, they’re not all that different. The core approach to investing in either market is pretty similar: You want to maximize diversification across companies and strategies, minimize fees relative to the asset class, and partner with firms who execute their strategies effectively.

If you can do that, you’ll have the best risk-adjusted long-term outcomes.

When John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, launched the Vanguard 500 Index Fund in 1976, he showed that offering investors a better product at a lower cost was possible. And in doing so, he helped make investing more accessible for everyone by focusing on a few key elements:

  • Diversification
  • Portfolio construction
  • Low expenses
  • Dollar-cost averaging

Gridline is following in Vanguard’s footsteps. Like Vanguard, we are focused on offering a better product at a lower cost, and while the platform streamlines the process for discovering, deploying and managing a portfolio, what is more important is enabling investors to build a well-diversified portfolio of top-tier funds and expand their efficient frontier. 

By offering our services at a fraction of the cost of competing offerings and using industry-leading technology to provide transparency, accountability and efficiency, we’ve been able to engage with investors at all levels – from new entrants to sophisticated institutions – and provide them with access to some of the most promising opportunities across the alternatives landscape.

-Logan Henderson, Founder and CEO

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In Navigating Alternatives we’ll be be giving an overview of alternative investing including:

  • The characteristics and profiles of common alternative asset classes such as Venture Capital, Private Equity, Private Credit, and how these asset classes work together in your portfolio
  • Critical factors and issues around investment objectives and portfolio design 
  • Key questions to consider for investment selection, portfolio construction, and implementation

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