"The exceptional talent, expertise and commitment of the SEC staff helps American families save and invest for the future, and helps businesses grow and create jobs."

— SEC Chair Mary Jo White

The SEC’s 4,200 employees make sure our markets are the safest in the world so families can invest for the future and companies can create jobs.

Did you know that the SEC has responsibility for more than 35,000 entities, including nearly 11,000 investment advisers, 9,700 mutual funds and ETFs, and 4,600 broker-dealers with more than 160,000 branch offices?

The SEC also has responsibility for reviewing the disclosures and financial statements of more than 9,500 publicly-traded companies.

Here are 50 other ways the federal government works for all of us: 50 Ways Government Works For Us (PDF).