2007 Summit

 First Annual Capital Markets Summit: Securing America’s Competitiveness

On March 14, 2007 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC), an initiative dedicated to making U.S. capital markets the most fair, efficient, transparent, and attractive in the world. At the launch event, thought leaders and issue experts discussed how this effort would not only address domestic and international securities regulation, but also challenges to the auditing profession, proxy rules, business due process, and a host of other issues.

Click here to view the full agenda.

Speakers included:

• Christopher Cox, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
• Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., Co-Chair, Capital Markets Commission and Chairman, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
• William M. “Bill” Daley, Co-Chair, Capital Markets Commission and Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
• Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services
• Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Mutual Funds
• Mark W. Olson, Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

To read Tom Donohue’s speech, click here.

Panel topics included:

  • U.S. Capital Markets in the Global Marketplace
  • Accumulated Savings & Investor Education
  • Challenges Facing the Financial Services Industry
  • Challenges Confronting Issuers & Auditors

Click here to read the Chamber’s press release from the First Annual Capital Markets Summit.