SEC & Regulatory Bodies

Learn more about agencies such as the SEC, FINRA, the CFPB, and CFTC—and their role in regulating public companies, securities trading, and financial services, and in protecting investors.
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Compliance Officer: Definition, Job Duties, and How to Become One
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Who Enforces GAAP?
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What Is a Bank Stress Test? How It Works, Benefits, and Criticism
Business Planning
What Is the Securities Exchange Act of 1934? Reach and History
Proxy Materials
Compliance Department: Definition, Role, and Duties
President Trump Meets with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin at Treasury Department
Plunge Protection Team (PPT): Definition and How It Works
SEC 30-Day Yield Definition, Formula, Calculation, Example
Transfer Procedures
SEC Form S-4 Definition
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Where Can I Find a Company's Annual Report and Its SEC Filings?
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Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
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Market Surveillance
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Howey Test Definition: What It Means and Implications for Cryptocurrency
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How to Become an Accredited Investor
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Why Is There an IPO Lock-Up Period and How Long Does It Last?
Annual Report vs. 10-K: What's the Difference?
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How Does the International Monetary Fund Function?
IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman Addresses The AICPA Annual Conference
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
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Fraudulent Conveyance
Accounting Interpretation
Accounting Interpretation
Accountant's Opinion
Accountant's Opinion
How SEC Regs Will Change Cryptocurrency Markets
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Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Definition
SEC Alt-Fiduciary Rule: 'Regulation Best Interest'
Firm Quote
Hierarchy of GAAP
Hierarchy of GAAP
Know Your Client (KYC): What It Means, Compliance Requirements
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How the SEC Tracks Insider Trading
SEC Form PRE 14C
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What Is Insider Trading, and Is It Always Illegal?
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Churning: Definition and Types in Finance
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What Kinds of Restrictions Does the SEC Put on Short Selling?
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Commercial Year
Pharmaceutical Sector: Does The FDA Help Or Harm?
Capital Requirements: Definition and Examples
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
What Is a Proxy Statement? Definition, What's In It, and Voting
Wildcatting
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Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
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The SEC: A Brief History of Regulation
What Is an SEC Fee? Definition, Rate, How It Works, and Example
Finance
Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
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Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS)
Investment Adviser Association (IAA)
Investment Adviser Association (IAA)
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Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE)
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Financial Institutions and Prudential Policy (FIPP) Unit
Asset Manager Ethics: Risk Management and Compliance
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Full Disclosure
What Are Appellate Courts? How They Work, Functions, and Example
Suitable (Suitability) Definition
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Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
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Material Nonpublic Information (MNPI)? Definition and Laws
Rehypothecation: Meaning and Examples
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SEDAR: System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval
Order Audit Trail System (OATS)
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Consent Solicitation
How Are Asset Management Firms Regulated?