Securities and Exchange Commission

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Se·cu·ri·ties and Exchange Commission

(sĭ-kyo͝or′ĭ-tēz)
n.
A US government agency that supervises the exchange of securities so as to protect investors against malpractice.

Securities and Exchange Commission

n
(Economics) a US federal agency established in 1934 to supervise and regulate issues of and transactions in securities and to prosecute illegal stock manipulations. Abbreviation: SEC
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Noun1.Securities and Exchange Commission - an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
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As shown below, Congress has been explicit in its preference for broad SEC enforcement authority.
This decision demonstrates Congress's preference for expansion of SEC enforcement authority over that of private litigants.
Although central elements of the Act focus on regulating the financial services sector, it also includes provisions affecting every public company, including enhanced SEC enforcement authority and additional corporate governance requirements.