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Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC)

Securities And Exchange Commission

August 28th, 2021   |   Updated on April 13th, 2023

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent federal government regulatory agency responsible for protecting investors, maintaining fair and orderly functioning of the securities markets, and facilitating capital formation. It was created by Congress in 1934 as the first federal regulator of the securities markets.