Do investors have too much information?

Oct 29th 2013

FORTUNE -- A new-fangled government intervention is in the works that just might pummel your retirement nest egg, once again.

Rather than train her sights on prosecuting Wall Street executives, SEC Chief Mary Jo White has decided to focus her attention on a hitherto unknown problem, investor "information overload." White's latest salvo is a rallying cry for corporations to step into the shadows, pick up their pitchforks, and wage an assault on investor intelligence.

But before she takes too many steps forward, it might behoove her to step back and determine whether those who actually read companies' SEC filings think information overload is more than a figment of White's imagination. After all, the mission of the SEC is to protect investors.  See more.