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

Letters to CongressNov 06, 2019 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4918, "Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Representative Bryan Steil, supporting his bill, H.R. 4918, the "Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act."

Press ReleaseNov 05, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Commends the SEC in Addressing Much Needed Reforms to Proxy Advisory Firms and Shareholder Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber commends the SEC on today’s long overdue proposed regulatory action on proxy advisory firm and shareholder reforms. These proposals will both ensure investors will have access to transparent and unconflicted proxy advice as well as improve the proxy submission process that has not been updated in over 50 years.  

EventOct 30, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Global Insurance Capital Standard: Implications for Consumers, Insurance Firms, and the Capital Markets

Global Insurance Capital Standard: Implications for Consumers, Insurance Firms, and the Capital Markets

The Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) recently released a new report, “Insurance Capital Standards and the Aggregation Method,” that analyzes an approach for measuring capital at the group level for insurance firms that would be an alternative to the standard being advanced by the IAIS. This alternative approach, the aggregation method, is being constructed on the principle that regulatory standards should reflect local, social, and economic risks.

SpeechOct 22, 2019 - 11:15am

Project GO: Bringing Together Business Solutions and Practical Policies to Address Socioeconomic Challenges

Suzanne Clark provides the opening keynote address and details how the Chamber will lead a new Initiative called Project GO. 

EventOct 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Graphic to promote the CCMC event, Project Go!

Project GO: Project for Growth, Opportunity & Innovation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching the Project for Growth and Opportunity, or Project GO, an initiative that pairs business best practices with reasonable policy prescriptions to help address socio-economic concerns.

Press ReleaseOct 22, 2019 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Unveils Initiative to Advance Business and Policy Solutions to Socioeconomic Challenges

The Project for Growth and Opportunity will begin by addressing board diversity, expanding investment opportunities, and encouraging environmental, social, and governance disclosures  

Above the FoldSep 23, 2019 - 11:15am
SEC Chairman Jay Clayton speaks at the Economic Club of New York in New York City.

Why Sticking with the SEC’s New Regulation Best Interest Rule Is a Win for Investors

There is little doubt that investors are better off today than they were before the rule was finalized and went into force.

Above the FoldSep 18, 2019 - 4:15pm
CFPB Making Connections

CFPB Making the Connection for Good Ideas

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken new steps to implement policies that promote innovation in the financial services sector.