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

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

Letters to CongressDec 09, 2019 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the House Financial Services Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, on two bills the committee will be marking up.

Letters to CongressDec 05, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4805, the Access Business Credit Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Representatives Andy Kim, Kendra Horn, and Tim Burchett, supporting H.R. 4805, the "Access Business Credit Act of 2019."

Above the FoldNov 22, 2019 - 1:45pm
Insurance

How Better Global Insurance Standards Can Lower Cost, Improve Product Availability, and Drive Investment

Bill Hulse, Director of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, breaks down the need for better global insurance standards.

ReportNov 21, 2019 - 11:30am
2019 Proxy Survey Report Cover

2019 Proxy Season Survey

This is the fifth year that Nasdaq and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have conducted a survey to examine the experiences public companies had with proxy advisory firms during the most recent proxy season. The survey is intended to help inform current and future regulatory initiatives related to proxy advisory firms and their role within the U.S. proxy system.

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Hearing, “America for Sale? An Examination of the Practices of Private Funds”

This Hill letter was sent to the House Financial Services Committee, on the committee's hearing, “America for Sale? An Examination of the Practices of Private Funds” and to oppose H.R. 3848.

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2019 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 5084, the “Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2019”

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 5084, the “Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2019.”

Above the FoldNov 15, 2019 - 5:30pm
Dropbox's logo is displayed during the company's initial public offering at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.

Help Public Companies Generate Wealth

Bringing greater transparency and oversight to the proxy firms and the shareholder proposal process is necessary.