US Securities and Exchange Commission
An independent regulatory agency of the US government that administers the US securities markets. It has broad powers to issue regulations, institute administrative proceedings and bring a suit in the federal courts to enforce securities provisions.
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The federal agency created to administer the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended) and the Securities Act of 1933 (as amended) and later given authority to administer the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The statutes administered by the SEC are designed to promote full public disclosure and protect the investing public against fraudulent and manipulative practices in the securities markets.
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