History Associates Details Investment Company Regulation History in New Online Exhibit
The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society recently launched a new online gallery on the history of investment company regulation. Investment Company Regulation: The Intricacies of an “Enlightened Partnership” is the 16th permanent gallery on the Virtual Museum and Archive, hosted on www.sechistorical.org. The new gallery, extensively researched and curated by Dr. Kenneth Durr of History Associates, launched in December, 2017.
“Most Americans take investment companies for granted,” noted Dr. Durr. “However the mutual funds so many of us depend on for retirement might not exist today — were it not for regulatory regime established to help investment companies recover from the excesses of the 1920s.”
The new online gallery spans the evolution of regulation from 1924 to modern-day and includes dozens of rare manuscripts, papers, letters, hearing transcripts, photos, oral histories, panel discussion webcasts, and other original source materials.
The Investment Company Gallery was made possible by the generous support of W. Hardy Callcott, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP in San Francisco.
About the SEC Historical Society
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that shares, preserves and advances knowledge of the history of financial regulation through its virtual museum and archive at www.sechistorical.org. It is independent of and separate from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and receives no funding from the public sector. The virtual museum and archive is free and accessible worldwide at all times.
About History Associates
For more than thirty-five years, the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional organizational histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.