Financial Regulation

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

 

Priorities

  • Make it easier for companies to go public and reform the proxy advisory industry
  • Reform bank capital and liquidity rules, nonbank SIFI designations, and the CFPB
  • Obtain relief for derivatives end users and promote recognition of the U.S. system of insurance
  • Finalize best interest rules

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMar 22, 2019 - 10:30am
A Wall Street sign is displayed in New York City.

Attacks on Dual-Class Share Structures are Unjustified

Certain institutional investors continue attacking the structure that newly public companies and long-established businesses utilize.

Above the FoldMar 13, 2019 - 10:45am
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

SEC Proposed Best Interest Rules: Putting Investors First

It will protect all investors and ensure each investor receives equal treatment, no matter where they live.

Above the FoldFeb 14, 2019 - 10:15am
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

3 Things You Need to Know About Stock Buybacks

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have recently criticized stock buybacks. Their objections are misguided.

Above the FoldJan 07, 2019 - 6:15pm
Tom Donohue at the 2018 State of American Business

It was a Busy and Productive 2018 for the U.S. Chamber

Last year was full of accomplishments. 2019 will be no different.

Above the FoldDec 21, 2018 - 11:15am
Jay Clayton, chairman of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Here’s Why 2019 Could Be a Big Year for Main Street Investors

The SEC chairman recently discussed how his agency plans to make corporate governance a significant focus in the new year.

Above the FoldOct 17, 2018 - 4:30pm
Federal Reserve building

Financial Regulators and Congress have a Chance to Fix the Volcker Rule

The recent proposal to fix it can help remove the gunk that is clogging our economic growth engine.

Above the FoldSep 17, 2018 - 4:15pm
Comic book character, Wolverine.

X-Men for Financial Regulatory Reform

Ten years after the financial crisis, an inadequate regulatory system plagues our financial system.

Above the FoldSep 06, 2018 - 9:15am
2018 Q3 Metlife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index: 69.7.

Small Business Optimism Keeps Growing as Access to Capital Remains Strong

The Metlife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index moved up to 68.9 in Q3, hitting another record high.

Above the FoldAug 02, 2018 - 9:00am
The Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

When It Comes to Saving for the Future, One Size of Financial Advice Does Not Fit All

The SEC should ensure investors have access to different types of services and products and fully understand the choices they are making.

Above the FoldJul 27, 2018 - 1:15pm
Finance app on a smart phone.

We Need to Bridge the Gap Between FinTech Policy and Innovation

Here are 8 principles for what smart policymaking looks like in this ever-changing industry.