The US Securities and Exchange Commission known as SEC is an agency from US. SEC is a government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities markets and protect investors. SEC was formed on 6 June, 1934 and the jurisdiction is on United States federal Government. The company headquarters are at Washington, D.C.
As main responsibilities, SEC is proposing securities rules and regulating the securities industry, the nation’s stocks and options exchanges and other activities and organizations that includes the electronic securities markets in the United States. The SEC also works with criminal law enforcement agencies to prosecute individuals and companies alike for offenses that include a criminal violation.
In addition to working with various self-regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), the SEC also works with other federal agencies, state securities regulators, international securities agencies, and law enforcement agencies.