Securities and Exchange Commission
a US federal agency established in 1934 to supervise and regulate issues of and transactions in securities and to prosecute illegal stock manipulations SEC
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
A federal agency that supervises the exchange of securities so as to protect investors against malpractice, such as insider trading.
- Securities and investments board
noun 1. (from 1986 to 1997) a British regulatory body that oversaw London’s financial markets, each of which has its own self-regulatory organization: replaced by the Financial Services Authority SIB
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a law passed in 1934 establishing the SEC.
/sɪˌkjʊərɪtaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. (finance) the use of such securities as eurobonds to enable investors to lend directly to borrowers with a minimum of risk but without using banks as intermediaries
noun, plural securities. 1. freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety. 2. freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well-founded confidence. 3. something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense. 4. freedom from financial cares or from want: The insurance policy gave the family security. 5. precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, etc.: claims […]