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

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.

Above the FoldOct 17, 2018 - 4:30pm
Federal Reserve building

Financial Regulators and Congress have a Chance to Fix the Volcker Rule

The recent proposal to fix it can help remove the gunk that is clogging our economic growth engine.

Press ReleaseOct 17, 2018 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Rescission of Prudential Financial’s SIFI Designation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — David Hirschmann, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC), issued the following statement today regarding the decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) to rescind the designation of Prudential Financial as a “systemically important financial institution” (SIFI): 

Press ReleaseOct 09, 2018 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber: Proxy Advisory Industry and Shareholder Proposal System Need Reform

Two New Reports Examine Influence of Unreliable Proxy Advisory Firms and Impact of Outdated Shareholder Proposal System

EventOct 09, 2018 - 11:30am to 2:00pm
Proxy Season Event Teaser Graphic

Examining Developments and Looking Forward

Join the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) this Tuesday, October 9, for a lunch event that will discuss developments and issues that arose during the 2018 proxy season and what could be in store for the next proxy season and beyond.