In 1976, opened Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the first index mutual fund available to individual investors in the United States
In 1986, launched the fund industry's first bond index fund, Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund, which has become one of the world's biggest bond funds.
In 1990, introduced the first international stock index funds.
In 1996, launched our first international business, Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd.
In 1998, launched our European business, with offices in three European countries. Introduced suite of Ireland-domiciled index equity and bond funds.
In 2000, established Asian operations in Japan.
In 2001, offered exchange-traded fund share class (ETFs) for many Vanguard funds in the U.S.
In 2002, began serving institutional clients in Canada and Central and South America. Launched Financial Advisor Services team in the U.S.
In 2006, surpassed US$1 trillion in global assets under management.
In 2007, reached US$100 billion in managed assets in Vanguard's international assets in Vanguard's international businesses, serving clients in more than 80 countries from 11 locations worldwide.
In 2009, opened Vanguard Investments UK, Ltd. in London and launched UK-domiciled funds.
In 2011, launches all-in-one risk-rated portfolios in the UK, built using the existing index fund range.