Vanguard filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday to offer exchange-traded shares on four existing bond funds: the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index, the Vanguard Short-Term Bond Index, the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond Index and the Vanguard Long-Term Bond Index funds.

“With Vanguard’s equity ETFs gaining momentum in the marketplace, we look forward to broadening our offerings with a series of bond ETFs,” said Gus Sauter, chief investment officer at Vanguard. He noted that assets in the firm’s ETFs nearly doubled last year to $22 billion.

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