The SEC’s mission, formulated some 85 or so years ago, is to protect investors; to maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and to facilitate capital formation. Along these lines, the SEC oversees a mammoth portfolio of regulatory responsibilities.
This article presents a rundown of just a few of these many critical SEC functions, illuminating the shutdown’s ill-fated, perhaps even disastrous impact upon the U.S. financial marketplace should the SEC remain shutdown for much longer.
‘Enforcement 40’ for 2020
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