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

EventJul 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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FinTech: Peeling Back the Layers

This event will explore how policymakers can approach fintech that fosters innovation and growth, while maintaining protections for consumers and businesses. Hear from industry experts and policymakers forging the way in this new financial world, and get a copy of the Chamber’s position paper outlining our principles.

Above the FoldJul 18, 2018 - 8:30am
Senate banking bill passage

Quick Take: Your Primer on the JOBS Act 3.0

The legislation will help small and mid-size businesses raise the capital they need to expand, innovate, and hire new employees.

Press ReleaseJul 17, 2018 - 6:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on House Passage of the JOBS Act 3.0

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) Tom Quaadman today issued the following statement upon House passage of the “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018,” commonly known as the JOBS Act 3.0:

LetterJul 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Key Vote Alert! - The House Amendment to S. 488, the "JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the House amendment to S. 488, the “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018.”

LetterJul 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

House Financial Services Committee Markup

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee ahead of a markup tomorrow morning.

EventJun 29, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am
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Discussion with SEC Commissioner Mike Piwowar

The U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) on Friday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., hosted an event with SEC Commissioner Mike Piwowar. Commissioner Piwowar has been an advocate for free markets during his tenure at the SEC and we are delighted to host him for a discussion on the state of SEC's regulatory agenda.

TestimonyJun 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

Testimony: Legislative Proposals to Examine Corporate Governance

Tom Quaadman, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC), testified before the Senate Banking Committee during a hearing on legislative proposals to examine corporate governance. 

LetterJun 25, 2018 - 5:45pm

Legislative Proposals to Increase Access to Capital

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs ahead of a hearing tomorrow.

Above the FoldJun 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
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The European Union and United States Must Respect Their Financial Regulatory Differences

The EU has proposed a multitude of financial regulations that could discourage other countries from doing business in Europe.

TestimonyJun 13, 2018 - 2:15pm

Testimony: Ensuring Effectiveness, Fairness, and Transparency in Securities Law Enforcement 

Tom Quaadman, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment during a hearing on ensuring effectiveness, fairness, and transparency in securities law enforcement.