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Two New Reports Examine Influence of Unreliable Proxy Advisory Firms and Impact of Outdated Shareholder Proposal System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

LetterSep 19, 2018 - 10:15am

House Committee on Financial Services Markup

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services on several bills in Committee markup today.

Above the FoldSep 17, 2018 - 4:15pm
Comic book character, Wolverine.

X-Men for Financial Regulatory Reform

Ten years after the financial crisis, an inadequate regulatory system plagues our financial system.

Above the FoldAug 02, 2018 - 9:00am
The Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

When It Comes to Saving for the Future, One Size of Financial Advice Does Not Fit All

The SEC should ensure investors have access to different types of services and products and fully understand the choices they are making.

Above the FoldJul 27, 2018 - 1:15pm
Finance app on a smart phone.

We Need to Bridge the Gap Between FinTech Policy and Innovation

Here are 8 principles for what smart policymaking looks like in this ever-changing industry.

LetterJul 24, 2018 - 11:15am

Nominations to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Financial Research

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in support of nominations to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Financial Research.