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

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.

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?

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.