Years in the making
After 25 years in Australia, Vanguard Group announces plans to enter into super
It’s already in our DNA
We’ve always helped our clients get the most out of their money – in the short-term, and as they prepare for the future. It’s this commitment that makes super such a natural fit for us. We’re bringing the same simplicity, insight and low-cost structure that we’re known for globally to your super portfolio.
Vanguard Australia launches ETFs
Changing the way Australians invest
Vanguard Australia is driven by new ideas and new approaches to investing – always has been. In 2009 we launched our unique exchange traded funds (ETFs) for Aussie investors, and in 2019 we became the largest ETF issuer in the country.
Vanguard Australia is the first fund manager to report after-tax returns
When Vanguard Australia became the first fund manager in Australia to report after-tax returns, we gave our investors a clear picture of what we stood for. It might not seem like a big deal now, but when everyone else was avoiding the question, this bold commitment to transparency set us apart.
Vanguard takes off in Australia
Hit the ground running
With twenty years of investment experience behind them, it was time for the Vanguard Group to spread its wings. In 1996, they established their very first office outside the US on Aussie soil, in Melbourne. Vanguard Australia was born. And in 1998, we were ready to launch Australia’s first index funds for retail investors.
Vanguard starts helping Americans save for retirement
Super by another name
In the US, 401(k) plans are employer-sponsored pension plans that work much like super in Australia. Once these plans became common practice in the 80s, ‘Vanguard Group’ started offering investments and services to help Americans save for retirement.
Vanguard launches first bond index fund for individual investors in the US
Changing the game for individual investors
From day one, Vanguard Group has been on a mission to empower individual investors. Only a year in, the first index managed fund for individual investors was launched. 1986 saw the launch of the bond index funds followed by the world’s first international stock index funds in 1990.
Vanguard is born
A bold idea comes to life
On May 1, 1975, John C. Bogle brings his vision for a new kind of firm to life. Vanguard opened with 11 funds and $1.8 billion in net assets. Only a year later, the first index managed fund – known as Vanguard 500 Index Fund – was launched. Today, it’s one of the largest mutual funds in the world.