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Securities and Exchange Commission

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Agency overview


To protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets and facilitate capital formation.

Current priorities

  • Determining settlements for those who engaged in misconduct leading up to the financial crisis
  • Discovering and ending ponzi schemes through working with the Department of Justice
  • Enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which prevents bribing officials for government contracts and business


SEC contains five divisions with 21 offices among them. Review SEC’s organizational chart to learn more about the offices and divisions that interest you.

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