Vanguard Group distinguished itself this year despite — or perhaps because of — difficult market conditions.

The fund giant significantly increased its assets under management, unveiled new products and expanded distribution internationally, according to William McNabb, its chairman and chief executive. And it put some distance between itself and its archrival Fidelity Investments.

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