Center for Capital Market Competitiveness

The Center's mission is simple: foster investment and growth in the U.S. economy and ensure the long-term viability and health of our capital markets.

Over the last 50 years, the U.S. capital markets have been the most attractive and best performing in the world, and this has provided the United States with tremendous economic advantages.

Unfortunately, more than three years after the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, companies and markets face an environment with changing rules, shifting advice, new layers of cost, and duplicative compliance and bureaucracy. 

Recent Activity

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:15am
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

3 Things You Need to Know About Stock Buybacks

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have recently criticized stock buybacks. Their objections are misguided.

LetterFeb 07, 2019 - 9:15am

Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019

This letter has been sent to Representative Meeks in support of the introduction of the “Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019,”

Above the FoldDec 21, 2018 - 11:15am
Jay Clayton, chairman of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Here’s Why 2019 Could Be a Big Year for Main Street Investors

The SEC chairman recently discussed how his agency plans to make corporate governance a significant focus in the new year.

LetterDec 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Hearing on Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) Accounting Standard

This letter was sent to the House Financial Services Committee, on its hearing yesterday on the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard.

LetterNov 27, 2018 - 1:30pm

Nomination of Kathy Kraninger for Director of the BCFP

This letter was sent to the U.S. Senate supporting the nomination of Kathy Kraninger for director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

LetterNov 27, 2018 - 1:30pm

Nomination of Kathy Kraninger for Director of the BCFP

This letter was sent to the U.S. Senate supporting the nomination of Kathy Kraninger for director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

EventNov 27, 2018 - 8:30am to 11:00am
FinTech Event Graphic

FinTech: Peeling Back the Layers

Join the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) and the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) on November 27 for a joint event to discuss the changing world of fintech and the complex regulatory landscape.

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:30pm
Federal Reserve building

Financial Regulators have the Chance to Provide Regulatory Relief for Businesses

They have clear instructions to tailor prudential requirements so they reflect the risk profile of individual firms.

LetterNov 13, 2018 - 1:30pm

Proxy Advisory Firms Pose a Threat to American's Retirement Savings

An open letter from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Above the FoldOct 18, 2018 - 2:30pm
The Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Quick Take: Your Primer on SEC's Proposed Best Interest Regulations

Proposals have been released regarding standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers.