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

EventJul 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Corporate Governance: Making the Case for Reform

Focused on a range of issues from proxy advisory firms, special interest activists and shareholder proposals, and increasing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

EventJul 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am

An Address by CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo

In one of his last public appearances, Chairman Giancarlo will reflect on his role in public service as a market regulator.

Above the FoldJun 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
A customer uses a drive-thru ATM at a Bank of America branch in San Antonio, TX.

Quick Take: Why the Largest Banks in the U.S. Need More Efficient Oversight

Businesses need to know they have competitive options to fund their growth.

Above the FoldJun 10, 2019 - 4:45pm
The Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Quick Take: Your Primer on SEC's Best Interest Regulations

These rules will protect investors while also preserving their choices to different types of advice.

Above the FoldJun 06, 2019 - 1:00pm
LIBOR on a clipboard.

Quick Take: Your Primer on LIBOR Transition

Many consumer credit products like credit cards, car loans, student loans, and mortgages are tied to this interest rate benchmark.

Press ReleaseJun 05, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the SEC’s Final Best Interest Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement in response to today’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) final best interest standard rules.

Above the FoldMay 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Pedestrians pass in front of a HSBC bank branch in New York City.

Here's Why U.S. Businesses Need Foreign Banks to Thrive

They are a key source of capital in the U.S., and contribute to deep and liquid markets that fuel lending.

Above the FoldApr 15, 2019 - 3:45pm
Highway in the desert with mountains and blue skies in the background.

Life is a Highway – and We Can’t Drive It without the Insurance Industry

Every year, insurers fund road construction that would build a highway between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles?

ReportApr 02, 2019 - 9:30am

Financing Main Street: The State of Business Financing In America

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce surveyed more than 300 corporate finance professionals about their core financial services needs and the direct or indirect impact that financial regulation has had on their ability to access short- and long-term capital. We asked them about products they use, services they rely on, and the number of financial institutions they typically use for various transactions. We also asked them how they see their company as well as the broader economy performing over the next 12 months.

EventApr 02, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:15pm
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13th Annual Capital Markets Summit: The New World of Finance

Join CCMC on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the 13th Annual Capital Markets Summit to discuss ways to promote efficient capital markets, support entrepreneurship, and sustain the long-term expansion of the economy.