U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes.
The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (now codified as 15 U.S.C. § 78d and commonly referred to as the Exchange Act or the 1934 Act). Overview The regulatory agency was created during the Great Depression that followed the Crash of 1929. The main reason for the creation of the SEC was to regulate the stock market of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006. SEC has a three-part mission: protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; facilitate capital formation.  Quarterly and bi-annual reports from public companies are crucial for investors to make sound decisions when investing in the capital markets. History SEC. SEC, Sec, or Seč may refer to: Sports Southeastern Conference (SEC), one of the major U.S. collegiate sports conferencesSpeedway European Championship, motorcycle speedway competition Government Education Companies Mathematics Secant is a term in mathematics derived from the Latin secare ("to cut").
A common term for radiusa secant line, in geometrythe secant variety, in algebraic geometrythe secant method, a root-finding algorithm in numerical analysis, based on secant lines to graphs of functionsthe trigonometric function, reciprocal to the cosinea secant ogive in nose cone design Science Religion Scottish Episcopal Church Popular culture Dalek Sec, from the television series Doctor Who. Other U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Home Page)