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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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Schwarzman receives $374.5m payout for 2013

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Blackstone Group chief Steve Schwarzman received $374.5m last year in pay and cash dividends, an increase of 76% from 2012, as the world’s biggest alternative-asset manager took advantage of rising equity markets to sell shares of companies.

C Suisse to pay $196m and admits wrongdoing

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges against Credit Suisse Group for violating the federal securities laws by providing cross-border brokerage and investment advisory services to U.S. clients without first registering with the SEC.