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

Above the FoldMay 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Pedestrians pass in front of a HSBC bank branch in New York City.

Here's Why U.S. Businesses Need Foreign Banks to Thrive

They are a key source of capital in the U.S., and contribute to deep and liquid markets that fuel lending.

Above the FoldApr 15, 2019 - 3:45pm
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Life is a Highway – and We Can’t Drive It without the Insurance Industry

Every year, insurers fund road construction that would build a highway between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles?

ReportApr 02, 2019 - 9:30am

Financing Main Street: The State of Business Financing In America

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce surveyed more than 300 corporate finance professionals about their core financial services needs and the direct or indirect impact that financial regulation has had on their ability to access short- and long-term capital. We asked them about products they use, services they rely on, and the number of financial institutions they typically use for various transactions. We also asked them how they see their company as well as the broader economy performing over the next 12 months.

EventApr 02, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:15pm
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13th Annual Capital Markets Summit: The New World of Finance

Join CCMC on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the 13th Annual Capital Markets Summit to discuss ways to promote efficient capital markets, support entrepreneurship, and sustain the long-term expansion of the economy.

Press ReleaseApr 02, 2019 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Report Shows Main Street Businesses Operate and Grow with A Vibrant and Diverse Financial System

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to inform our nation’s policy makers on the impact of financial services regulations on the business community, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a survey of more than 300 corporate finance professionals at its annual Capital Markets Summit.

Above the FoldMar 22, 2019 - 10:30am
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Attacks on Dual-Class Share Structures are Unjustified

Certain institutional investors continue attacking the structure that newly public companies and long-established businesses utilize.

Above the FoldMar 13, 2019 - 10:45am
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

SEC Proposed Best Interest Rules: Putting Investors First

It will protect all investors and ensure each investor receives equal treatment, no matter where they live.

Letters to CongressMar 12, 2019 - 9:45am

Upcoming Hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs ahead of an upcoming hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Press ReleaseMar 07, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Proposed Reforms to Financial Stability Oversight Council Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Hirschmann, president and CEO of the U.S.

Letters to CongressMar 05, 2019 - 4:45pm

Upcoming Hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This letter was sent to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee ahead of an upcoming hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.