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SEC building The SEC’s plan tacitly reinforces the objectives behind its proposed Regulation Best Interest, which is designed to enhance broker-dealers’ standard of care in servicing retail investors, although the proposed standard isn’t mentioned. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

Protecting the interests of long-term, “Main Street” investors is the top goal of the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to the agency’s formal Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018 to 2022.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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