2011 Performance and Accountability Report
Message from the Chair:
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission is charged with protecting investors; maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitating capital formation. During fiscal year 2011, the SEC improved its ability to carry out this mission, making significant progress against a broad program of needed change.
Mission and Vision:
The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC's vision is to strengthen the integrity and soundness of U.S. securities markets for the benefit of investors and other market participants, and to conduct its work in a manner that is as sophisticated, flexible, and dynamic as the securities markets it regulates.