Why is the forum moderated?
Why not just accept all submissions?
The CFS values balanced presentation
of views. The role of the moderator is to encourage and facilitate
constructive, balanced discussion. Comments that adhere
to this standard will generally be posted on the CFS website, irrespective
of whether or not the moderator, or CFS, agrees with the view.
At times the moderator may also submit comments to round out the debate
(i.e, in the role of devil’s advocate) or with his/her own views;
when this happens, the moderator will clearly state which of these scenarios
the viewpoint represents.
What comments should be
Any insights on the forum questions
or related topics are welcome. The focus of the forum will naturally
evolve with the topics being discussed. Comments can be either
new to the forum or published previously but in all cases should represent
the author’s own and original views and should represent material
where the author retains the copyright and/or has obtained permission
to post to the CFS website.
What will you do with my
It is our hope that the Forum
contributions will help influence the policy debate. In particular,
discussion that eventually results in consensus or clarity of views
or leads to an official CFS position may be synthesized by CFS into
a summary document that could be submitted, e.g., as a comment in response
to requests made by regulatory authorities as part of the US rulemaking
process. Therefore, by submitting a comment, the author acknowledges
adherence to the Forum guidelines and, subject to the constraints listed
below, allows CFS to: (a) post the comment on the Forum website,
(b) use the comment in a summary document synthesizing the discussion
of the Forum, (c) incorporate the comment into an official CFS position
(with proper attribution, subject to permission of the author).
What if I want to post anonymously?
That is allowed. To ensure
the validity of the submission, participants will need to identify themselves
to the CFS. However, in order to enable the highest
level of participation, we will respect confidentiality requests of
participants, to the fullest extent of the law. In your submission,
please clearly state how attribution should be made (e.g., “Anonymous”,
“US Banking Regulator”, “senior government official”,
“bank employee”, etc.). In case of ambiguity as to a participant’s
wishes, the moderator will solicit verification from the participant
prior to posting.
Submit Your Comments
Acknowledging that there are many viewpoints, we encourage you to submit yours. The CFS values balanced presentation of views. Our goal is to have an active dialogue on these important topics. It is our hope that the contributions will help influence the policy debate. The questions provide ideas for topics of particular interest and relevance but comments on other related topics are also welcome. Insights and arguments can be sent to BankCapital@the-cfs.org.
The CFS values your privacy. We will not share your email address or contact details.