The SEC has requested comment from the public on its strategic plan for the next four years.
The draft strategic plan establishes three primary goals:
- Protect working families against fraud, manipulation and misconduct
- Develop methods and leverage technology to better manage and analyze data to prevent and detect improper behavior.
- Modernize the design, delivery and content of disclosures to be more useful for investors – in particular retail investors. The draft calls out investor demand for information about climate risks, cybersecurity hygiene policies and people.
- Focus on not only rulemaking, but pursue enforcement and examination programs to identify and address risk and misconduct.
- Develop and implement a robust regulatory framework that keeps pace with evolving markets, business models and technologies
- Prepare for and develop agility to respond to evolving risks in the market, including pursuing new or appropriate authority from Congress where needed.
- Enhance transparency in private markets, supervise global entities, and address changes driven by factors such as the pandemic, the rapid growth in crypto assets and digitization.
- Support a skilled workforce that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and is fully equipped to advance agency objectives
- Recruit and retain a high-quality, collaborative and diverse workforce to increase capabilities and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Focus on innovation, technology and data security.