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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 baking 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

“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.”

“Dennis is one of the most plugged in and important names here in Washington as the founder and leader of the investor advocacy group Better Markets. His views can not only drive fear into the heart of Wall Street, but they are also driving the conversation on Capitol Hill, especially on the most pressing topics concerning market abuse, risk and the integrity of the financial system.”

“Better Markets encourages a free flow of reform-minded ideals by bringing transparency and some small counterweight to the lobbying goliath of Wall Street.”

“Dennis Kelleher is one of the most effective group CEOs in Washington, D.C., and Better Markets’ record of achievement proves that.”

“On the front-lines of this effort is Better Markets, a relatively new advocacy group pushing to ensure new regulations are as strong as possible.”

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