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Part VI International Markets and Exchanges, 20 US Equity Market Structure

Edward L. Pittman

From: Financial Markets and Exchanges Law (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Michael Blair, George Walker, Stuart Willey

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 September 2023

Equity — Swaps — Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) — Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) — Central counterparty (CCP)
20.01 The US securities markets have evolved significantly over time, based largely on advancements in technology and intervening efforts by lawmakers and securities regulators. The US system of securities regulation was formulated in the early 1930s by the US Congress in an attempt to restore confidence in the financial system following a market collapse, bank failures, and widespread scandals. The US securities laws, however, have been modified on numerous occasions since the 1930s, generally in response to a crisis or the need to adapt to new technology and...
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