Fiscal Year 2013 Agency Financial Report
Message from the Chair
Over the past year, the men and women of the Securities and Exchange Commission continued to demonstrate an unyielding commitment to our core mission of protecting investors, promoting fair, orderly and efficient markets and facilitating capital formation.
Today, we can take pride in our many accomplishments in fiscal year 2013. We, among many other achievements: adopted significant rules help reduce systematic risks in our financial system and rules intended to increase the flow of capital to smaller businesses while maintaining important safeguards for investors; successfully and aggressively pursued hundreds of enforcement actions covering a broad range of misconduct and market participants; and exploited new technology to bolster the integrity of our markets.
Mission and Vision
Mission: The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation.
Vision: The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public’s trust and characterized by transparency and integrity.