Financial Regulation

The U.S. Chamber continues to promote and enact policies to ensure that U.S. capital markets are the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world.

Businesses of all sizes need well-functioning and multi-faceted capital markets. Excessive and unnecessary banking and securities regulations constrain access to capital for businesses, making it harder for them to form and grow. The Chamber believes a free and efficient capital market system is essential to economic growth and innovation.

In addition, public companies are facing increasing outside pressure to focus on short term gains and special interests over long term wellbeing and investment. The Chamber is focused on rebalancing the system to reinvigorate the public company model.

 

Projects and Programs

 


Our Priorities

The U.S. Chamber continues to promote and enact policies to ensure that U.S. capital markets are the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world.

Priorities

  • Make it easier for companies to go public and reform the proxy advisory industry
  • Reform bank capital and liquidity rules and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Obtain relief for derivatives end users and promote recognition of the U.S. system of insurance
  • Uphold best interest rules that protect investors and preserve their choices and access
  • Promote a regulatory environment that incentivizes financial services innovation

Recent Activity

ReportNov 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Growth Engine

It is important that the Executive Branch and Congress work together, regardless of party, to shape policies needed to spur and sustain such a broad-based recovery. Issues left untended for years, such as structural regulatory reform, should be tackled expeditiously. New issues that can provide a generational leap, such as digital assets, need to be addressed with dispatch and speed.

ReportNov 06, 2020 - 1:15pm
Cover of the CCMC Examining the Proxy Advisor Rule

Examining the SEC's Proxy Advisory Rule

This Report examines the SEC’s rulemaking process that led to the Final Rule and how the SEC responded to concerns aired during the public comment period to narrow the scope of the Proposed Rule and shift the regulatory approach to a more flexible, principles-based framework.

EventOct 21, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
FDIC Chairman Event promo image featuring Jelena McWilliams, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

A Conversation with FDIC Chairman McWilliams

FDIC Chairman McWilliams will discuss the FDIC’s new initiative and the importance of supporting lenders serving minority-owned businesses.

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 COVID-19 presents and the resulting uneven economic recovery across different industries.

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 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: 

ReportAug 28, 2020 - 4:15pm
Proxy Advisory Final Rule Report Cover - 2020

The SEC's Final Rule and Guidance Regarding Proxy Advisory Firms

This report includes a timeline of events that have informed the SEC’s actions, as well as a brief overview of the Proxy Advisor Rule and Commission Guidance, to help public companies understand how the proxy process and their relationship with proxy advisors will likely change in the coming years.