Center for Capital Market Competitiveness

We break down barriers and shape policy that finances growth.

The Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness’ (CCMC) mission is to advance America’s global leadership in capital formation by supporting diverse capital markets that are the most fair, transparent, efficient, and innovative in the world.  CCMC advocates on behalf of American businesses to ensure that legislation and regulation strengthen our capital markets allowing businesses—from the local flower shop to a multinational manufacturer—to mitigate risks, manage liquidity, access credit, and raise capital.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseDec 16, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Commends the Department of Labor for Finalizing Rule Providing Greater Clarity and Protecting Retirement Savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement after the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) finalized the “Improving Investment Advice for Workers & Retirees Exemption” rule:

Above the FoldDec 14, 2020 - 12:15pm
antitrust law

Unlocking Antitrust: Acquisitions of Nascent Firms

Radical changes to antitrust laws are not the answer.

Press ReleaseDec 11, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds DOL’s Proxy Rule for Promoting Transparency and Accountability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized its regulatory action on proxy voting for pension and retirement plans:

EventDec 11, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

A Discussion with Rep. Meeks: Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses through Increased Access to Capital

On December 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET, CCMC will feature a fireside chat with Representative Gregory Meeks (NY-05). The discussion will highlight his efforts around corporate board diversity, and highlight the legislation Rep. Meeks has introduced to strengthen minority owned businesses.

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This Hill letter was sent to the conferees for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Above the FoldNov 20, 2020 - 10:00am
CCMC Event with Sen. Tim Scott (small)

Addressing Opportunity Gaps for Minority-Owned Businesses Through Increasing Access to Capital and Credit

Read the key takeaways from our fireside chat with Sen. Tim Scott on ways to close the opportunity gaps for minority-owned businesses.

Press ReleaseNov 19, 2020 - 7:30pm

Statement on Treasury’s Termination of Federal Reserve’s Emergency Liquidity Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today issued the following statement after the Treasury Department requested that the Federal Reserve return unused funds from facilities that used CARES Act funding, including the Main Street Lending Program: 

EventNov 18, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
CCMC Tim Scott Event graphic for November 18th, 2020

A Discussion with Senator Scott: Increasing Access to Capital & Credit for Minority-Owned Businesses

CCMC will feature a fireside chat with Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. The conversation will explore pending and future legislative solutions to mitigate minority-owned businesses’ opportunity gaps.

EventNov 16, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Growth Engine - CCMC Event Graphic November 16, 2020\

Growth Engine

Join CCMC at 2:00 p.m. ET on Monday, November 16, to learn about our latest report, The Growth Engine. This report incorporates our recommendations for policy makers and Congress, to enable the financial services industry to expand its essential role as the fuel for the American economy.

Press ReleaseNov 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s CCMC Report Outlines Recommendations to Promote a Modern Financial Regulatory System

Report details the essential role of the financial services industry and how financial markets can strengthen our economy