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 ReleaseApr 18, 2018 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on SEC Best-Interest Proposal Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement in response to today’s open meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): “We appreciate the efforts of the SEC that led to these proposals for a best-interest standard for all investors.

Above the FoldApr 10, 2018 - 2:00pm
Mick Mulvaney

The Time to Reform the CFPB is Now

Ahead of Acting Director Mulvaney's testimonies on Capitol Hill, the Chamber reasserts the need for CFPB reforms.

Above the FoldMar 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Keith Hernandez and Jerry Seinfeld.

Keith Hernandez, Game Winning RBI, and How Pay Ratio Strikes Out

The pay ratio will do nothing to improve our capital markets and little to improve the lot of working Americans.

Above the FoldMar 27, 2018 - 9:15am
The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh in the Brooklyn.

Four Myths about the Senate’s Banking Bill and Why They’re Wrong

The bill is the first significant revision Dodd-Frank and is product of years of bipartisan negotiations.

EventMar 26, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

The Future of Financial Regulation: A Conversation with New York Federal Reserve President Bill Dudley

Join the U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness on Monday, March 26, for a discussion featuring Bill Dudley, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In one of his last public appearances, President Dudley will discuss regulatory reform.

Press ReleaseMar 23, 2018 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Releases CFPB Reform Agenda

Offers Recommendations for Improving Consumer Protection, Accountability

Above the FoldMar 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Court of Appeals Building in New Orleans.

Fiduciary Fallout: Court Strikes Down Labor Department’s Fiduciary Rule

Now, the SEC can take the lead on developing standards of conduct that serve all investors.

Above the FoldMar 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Senate banking bill passage

Banking Bill Can Fuel the Growth Engine

In a heartening display of bipartisan cooperation, the U.S. Senate passed a badly needed fix to banking regulations.

Press ReleaseMar 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Court Strikes Down DOL Fiduciary Rule, Finds in Favor of Plaintiffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Financial Services Institute, Financial Services Roundtable, Insured Retirement Institute, and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association released the following statement today on a decision in favor of the plaintiffs by the U.S.

Press ReleaseMar 14, 2018 - 6:30pm

U.S. Chamber President Praises Senate Passage of Bank Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today in response to U.S. Senate passage of S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act,” which will alleviate regulatory burdens for America’s local and community banks: