Center for Capital Market Competitiveness

We break down barriers and shape policy that finances growth.

The Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness’ (CCMC) mission is to advance America’s global leadership in capital formation by supporting diverse capital markets that are the most fair, transparent, efficient, and innovative in the world.  CCMC advocates on behalf of American businesses to ensure that legislation and regulation strengthen our capital markets allowing businesses—from the local flower shop to a multinational manufacturer—to mitigate risks, manage liquidity, access credit, and raise capital.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldOct 15, 2020 - 10:15am
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How IPOs Would Help A Broad Economic Recovery

IPOs could be the answer to the challenges presented by the uneven, K-Shaped economic recovery from COVID-19.

ReportSep 24, 2020 - 12:15pm

Formalizing U.S.-UK Financial Regulatory Dialogue

The U.S. Chamber and the Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council are among approximately 20 financial and professional services organizations that have joined together as the British American Finance Alliance (BAFA) to propose a vision for forward-looking U.S.-UK regulatory cooperation in the financial sector. Today, the Alliance launched its initial paper outlining a series of suggestions for future U.S.-UK economic engagement on services issues, especially relevant in the context of the ongoing trade negotiations.

Press ReleaseSep 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Commends the SEC for Reforming Shareholder Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement after the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its final rule reforming shareholder proposals: 

Letters to CongressSep 22, 2020 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6210, the "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act," and H.R. 6270, the "Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 6210, the "Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act," and H.R. 6270, the "Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020."

Letters to CongressSep 03, 2020 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 3441, “Fair Hiring in Banking Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, on S. 3441, the “Fair Hiring in Banking Act.”

Press ReleaseAug 31, 2020 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds DOL Action on Long-Awaited Proxy Reform Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Quaadman, executive vice president, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed regulatory action on proxy voting under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) plans: 

Press ReleaseAug 26, 2020 - 11:00am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commends the SEC for Improving Access to Capital, Creating Investment Opportunities

The U.S Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness has long advocated for these changes that modernize and simplify disclosure requirements for public companies while ensuring investors are still provided with material information. By expanding the definition of accredited investor, the SEC is providing growing companies new sources of capital.

Letters to CongressJul 29, 2020 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on Amendment 215 to H.R. 7617

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing Amendment 215 to H.R. 7617, the “Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021.” This amendment, offered by Reps. Maxine Waters and Brad Sherman, would block the SEC's recent rule on proxy advisors.

Letters to CongressJul 27, 2020 - 11:00am

Coalition Letter on Amendment 18 to H.R. 7617

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on Amendment 18, offered by Rep. Bryan Steil, to H.R. 7617, the "Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021.”