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 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.

Letters to CongressSep 18, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the House Financial Services Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services, on several bills to be considered during the Committee's markup.

Letters to CongressSep 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3625, "PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 3625, the "PCAOB Whistleblower Protection Act."

Above the FoldSep 12, 2019 - 8:30am

Tariffs on China and the U.S. Manufacturing Industry: A Crisis in Confidence

A number of recent business and consumer surveys are showing a lack of economic confidence caused by recent tariff actions against China.

Press ReleaseSep 10, 2019 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Commends CFPB on Efforts to Promote Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — David Hirschmann, President and CEO Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) issued the following statement today after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a series of policies today to promote innovation.

Above the FoldAug 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
derivitive swaps

How One Small Regulatory Fix Could Unlock $40 Billion for Growth and Job Creation

One regulatory glitch is locking up $40 billion that businesses could use for economic growth and job creation – here's how we fix it.

Press ReleaseAug 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Commends SEC Guidance on Proxy Advisory Firms and Calls for Further Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice President of the U.S.

Above the FoldAug 15, 2019 - 10:00am
Small Business Finance

OFR Confirms Volcker Rule Limits Businesses’ Ability to Raise Capital, Grow

The OFR has released a report with new evidence that confirms the Volcker Rule reduces businesses' ability to raise capital.

Press ReleaseJul 31, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Strongly Opposes New Legislation to Curb Stock Buybacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) Executive Vice President Tom Quaadman issued the following statement today, opposing new legislation to curb stock buybacks: