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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal agency. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

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Jamie Dimon's pay falls by 37% in 2013

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s total compensation tumbled 37% to $11.8m in 2013, regulatory filings released on Wednesday reveal, as the largest U.S. bank by assets grappled with a myriad of regulatory headaches.

SEC 'too tentative' over Wall Street

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A trial attorney from the Securities and Exchange Commission said his bosses were too 'tentative and fearful' to bring many Wall Street leaders to heel after the 2008 credit crisis, echoing the regulator’s outside critics.

SEC finds bogus fees at 200 private equity firms

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A majority of private-equity firms inflate fees and expenses charged to companies in which they hold stakes, according to an internal review by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, raising the prospect of a wave of sanctions by the agency.

Another insider case stems from SAC Capital

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Federal regulators on Thursday announced the latest case to stem from the decade-long insider trading investigation into SAC Capital Advisors, taking aim at a former employee for prompting a number of illegal trades.

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