Talk:U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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"others have criticized"[edit]

The following is currently in the article:

Others have criticized the SEC for taking an overly rule-based and enforcement-focused approach to regulation, rather than an approach that emphasizes industry-wide safety and learning and thus ensures the reliability of the national securities trading system.[1]

unclear general criticism by unnamed "others", sourced to a single post by a "A boutique research and consulting firm focusing on issues of risk and complexity" seems to fall afoul of WP:RS WP:WEASEL and others. If no one objects + improves it, I will remove it after the weekend. Hydromania (talk) 17:49, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

removed. Note that it's a primary source. If you want to improve it and add it back, go ahead but note wp:weight Hydromania (talk) 00:59, 17 February 2019 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Preventing Crashes: Lessons for the SEC from the Airline Industry". January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2015.

Allen Stanford[edit]

The paragraph about Allen Stanford was added by user ChidemK who would seem to have a connection to the author of the source used, Chidem Kurdas. see here. As it doesn't seem to be a very good source, I'm moving it here. Feel free to improve it.

A similar but even worse failure occurred in the case of Allen Stanford, who sold fake certificates of deposit to tens of thousands of people, many of them working-class retirees. In 1997 the SEC's own examiners spotted this fraud and warned about it. But the enforcement division would not pursue Stanford despite repeated warnings by SEC examiners over the years. [1] After the Madoff fraud emerged, the SEC finally took action against Stanford in 2009.


Hydromania (talk) 03:08, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Move/rename proposal[edit]

The article should be moved/renamed to Securities and Exchange Commission (United States). This is the naming convention followed by other entities (see Securities and Exchange Commission_(disambiguation). --Senator2029 “Talk” 20:07, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Good point. I was inclined to agree, but their name is actually U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. see their logo on this page and at []. Securities and Exchange Commission (Nigeria) seems to be called SEC Nigeria, as does Securities and Exchange Commission (Philippines). Securities and Exchange Commission (Bangladesh) and Securities and Exchange Commission (Poland) should probably be renamed. It's even in their abbreviation. Hydromania (talk) 00:59, 16 September 2019 (UTC)