The SECís primary mission is to protect investors and the integrity of the securities markets. SEC seeks to (1) promote full and fair disclosure, (2) prevent and suppress fraud, (3) supervise and regulate the securities markets, and (4) regulate and oversee investment companies, investment advisers, and public utility holding companies. It works to fulfill this mission through various divisions and offices. This new book describes the SECís functions and provides a bibliography with indexes by author, subject and title. In addition, a special chapter on electronic stock markets is appended.