SEC’s Piwowar doubts CCPs should clear some instruments

Concern that historical price series volatility will not reflect jump-to-default risk

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Michael Piwowar is definitely a man who believes less can sometimes mean more – especially in the realm of regulation. That extends from casting doubts about subjecting central counterparties (CCPs) to uniform stress tests – and clearing certain instruments – to backing calls for regulators to be merged.

Piwowar was appointed by US President Barack Obama to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a commissioner in 2013, but during the Dodd-Frank negotiations he worked on the Senate Commi