Securities Act Of

Definition of "Securities act of 1933"

Landmark legislation passed by Congress providing the first regulation of the securities markets. The law, enforced by the securities and exchange commission (sec), requires registration of securities issues and disclosure of material information about the financial condition of the issuers. Variable annuity and variable life insurance policies have been determined to be securities under the terms of this law and thus are subject to regulation both by the SEC and by state insurance departments.

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