10th Annual Capital Markets Summit: The Foundation of Economic Growth

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Open and vibrant capital markets are the foundation of our economy. They drive growth and create opportunity for individuals, businesses, and the country.  Individuals rely on financial markets to invest for retirement or save for education, while companies of all sizes depend on capital markets to finance growth and manage risk. This year, we will examine the current state of the capital markets, including how innovation is changing the landscape, and explore what changes are necessary to ensure these markets are modernized and well-regulated to ensure economic growth.

Speakers included:

  • Walt Bettinger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Charles Schwab Corporation
  • John Hailer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Natixis Global Asset Management
  • Tom Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Giancarlo, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Mary Jo White, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Antonio Weiss, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (IN)
  • U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (PA)
  • U.S. Congressman French Hill (AR-2)
  • U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)

finance FLASH FORWARD, a series of essays and Talks from Futurists, makes predictions for the future as well as discusses potential regulatory reforms.

What will America’s capital markets look like in 2026—and will we be ready?


Summit Videos

Visit the U.S. Chamber’s video gallery to watch the Summit sessions


Last Summit

9th Annual Capital Markets Summit: March 25, 2015

2015 Summit Speakers Included:

  • Sherrod Brown, Chairman, Senate Banking Committee
  • Tom Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Kelly King, Chairman and CEO, BB&T
  • Thomas Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Richard Shelby, Chairman, Senate Banking Committee

Panel Discussions Included:

  • Financial Regulatory Oversight: Promoting Well-Functioning Markets
  • The Environment of Enforcement: Creating a Better Outcome
  • Cumulative Impact of Financial Regulations: Is it All Adding Up to a Better System?
  • Focused on Long-Term Value: Ensuring a Level Playing Field for All Shareholders