A timeline of our history

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Note: Local dates and events are indicated in grey text.

Year Events
1849 Harding & Pullein founded in England. Joined by Frederick Whinney
1859 Whinney made a partner
1889 G.A. Derrick formed accounting firm of Derrick & Co.
1894 Arthur Young starts his first firm, Stuart and Young, in Chicago
Harding & Pullein renamed Whinney, Smith & Whinney
1864 Thomas Clarkson starts a trustee and receivership firm in Toronto
1903 Alwin and Theodore Ernst form Ernst & Ernst in Cleveland, US
1906 Arthur and brother Stanley form Arthur Young & Company in Chicago
1912 McAuliffe, Davis & Hope opened a branch office
1924 Arthur Young allies with Broad Paterson & Co, England
Ernst & Ernst allies with Whinney, Smith & Whinney
1927 Evan Wong & Co. formed
1935 McAuliffe, Davis & Hope bought into Derrick & Co.
1938 McAuliffe, Davis & Hope merged with Turquand, Youngs & Co. to form McAuliffe, Turquand, Youngs & Co.
1939 Clarkson allies with Woods Gordon & Co to expand into management consulting
1944 Clarkson Gordon & Company allies with Arthur Young & Co
1947 Ee Peng Liang & Co. formed
1951 Turquand, Youngs, MuAuliffe & Co. became Turquand, Youngs & Co.
1968 Arthur Young’s joint partnership with Azman Wong Salleh & Co. to become Arthur Young
1974 Turquand, Youngs & Co. merged with Evan Wong & Co.
1979 Ernst & Whinney forms and becomes the fourth largest accountancy firm in the world
Arthur Young’s European offices join several large local European firms
1979 Ernst & Ernst and Turquands & Whinney Murray merged to form
Ernst & Whinney
1986 Ernst & Whinney merged with Ee Peng Liang & Co.
1989 Ernst & Whinney merged with Arthur Young to form Ernst &Young
2000 Ernst & Young unveils a new, integrated global organization
2002 Arthur Andersen merged with Ernst & Young
2008 Ernst & Young Singapore converted to limited liability partnership