The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published details of its strategic plan for 2004-2009. The plan, approved by the Commission on 9 July 2004, identifies the vision, mission, values, and goals shaping the agency’s activities during the next five years and details the initiatives being undertaken to achieve the SEC’s goals. The plan was developed by a team of representatives from 16 of the SEC’s divisions and offices. ‘A strong SEC is essential to addressing problems facing the securities industry and setting a course toward restoring investor confidence,’ said SEC Chairman William Donaldson. ‘This plan demonstrates the SEC’s commitment to fulfill its investor protection mission and to utilize taxpayer resources efficiently and effectively.’
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