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Who We Are


An independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in financial reform, financial markets and the economy.


Better Markets also works to restore layers of protection between hardworking Americans on Main Street and Wall Street’s riskiest activities. We work with allies – including many in finance – to promote pro-market, pro-business and pro-growth policies that help build a stronger, safer financial system that protects and promotes Americans’ jobs, savings, retirements and more. While often referred to as a “Wall Street watchdog,” Better Markets is also a government watchdog, calling attention to those who fail to serve the public, including regulators and prosecutors who fail to enforce the law on Wall Street.

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To fight for the economic security, opportunity and prosperity of the American people, particularly those who are disenfranchised, by working to enact financial reform to prevent another financial crash and the diversion of trillions of taxpayer dollars to bailing out the financial system.


Protecting Americans’ jobs, homes, savings, standard of living and retirements from an unbalanced, fragile financial system that too often enriches itself from high-risk activities with little social value.


Better Markets supports pragmatic rules and a strong banking and financial system that enables stability, growth and broad-based prosperity for all Americans.

Our Timeline and Impact

Better Markets has become the people’s voice in the power centers of Washington, D.C., fighting for greater economic security, opportunity and prosperity for all Americans—and in particular those impacted by the structural inequalities in our social, economic, financial and political systems. We’ve worked tirelessly to hold Wall Street banks and their powerful allies accountable while championing community banks and other financial firms that support the real economy. Learn more about our history and impact on our timeline.

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Better Markets has a talented team of professionals who are experts in their respective fields. Together they advance Better Markets’ goals to protect and promote the economic security, opportunity and prosperity of the American people and make finance serve society by supporting the real economy, jobs and growth.

What People Are Saying

“[Better Markets] first shot to fame during the 2008 global financial crisis when it became a thorn in the side of Wall Street and Washington regulators because it complained loudly—and correctly—about the follies of excessive financial deregulation. Since then, it has continued to scrutinize the more recondite details of US regulation, complaining, again rightly, that the rules have recently been watered down.”

“Dennis Kelleher and his team at Better Markets have consistently pushed for financial reform that will help protect the U.S. economy from another financial crash. They are strong partners in the fight to level the playing field for middle-class families and have been persistent fighters for the American people, their jobs, savings and retirements.”

“Better Markets has served as a valuable and important voice pushing for fairness in our financial system.”

“Dennis Kelleher over at Better Markets, a huge presence in Washington, DC. A nonprofit, of course, established to make finance and government serve society a little bit better.”

“Dennis Kelleher [is] one of the most powerful lobbyists on financial regulatory reform.”

“It's more important than ever that consumers and taxpayers have strong advocates like Dennis and Better Markets to stand up for ordinary Americans.”

“Kelleher, a former attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has become well-known for his critique of both Wall Street banks and regulators who he has often accused of failing to hold the banks accountable for wrongdoing.”

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