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SEC Special Studies

The Commission or Commission staff often undertake special projects to study and report on current trends and issues facing the securities industry. These files will be updated on a periodic basis.

Studies currently available include:

Additional Archives

Date Study
Sep. 7, 2012 Report on Credit Rating Standardization
Aug. 30, 2012 SEC Staff Study Regarding Financial Literacy Among Investors
Supporting Documents:
  • Library of Congress Report on Financial Literacy
  • Investor Research Report
  • Appendix to Investor Research Report
  • Jul. 31, 2012 Report on the Municipal Securities Market
    Jul. 20, 2012 Report to Congress on Decimalization
    Apr. 30, 2012 Report on Administrative Proceedings for the Period October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012
    Apr. 11, 2012 Study on the Cross-Border Scope of the Private Right of Action Under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
    See Also:  Statement by Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar; Data Sets Utilized for the Study
    Apr. 10, 2012 Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Annual Report
    Mar. 30, 2012 Report on the Implementation of SEC Organizational Reform Recommendations
    Feb. 1, 2012 Joint Report on International Swap Regulation (SEC and CFTC)


    Modified: 09/07/2012