Our mission is to protect investors, to maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and to facilitate capital formation.
SEC Oversees Registered Entities
The financial entities we oversee employ over one million people in the United States.
Our work helps strengthen the economy, create jobs, build communities, and secure financial futures.
SEC Salutes our Veterans
We are proud that our workforce includes many veterans from each of the five armed services.
Main Street investors
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton and other top SEC officials traveled to cities across the U.S. in 2018, to talked directly with Main Street investors.
SEC Oversees $82 Trillion
Tens of millions of Americans rely on the SEC to safeguard their investments.
SEC’s new Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation serves the interests of small businesses and their investors.
SEC Lends a Hand to Hurricane Victims
Our volunteers lent a hand where it was needed, deploying to disaster zones in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Protecting investors in the $3.7 trillion municipal securities market is one of our core functions.