With historical roots going back to the Dersaadet Bonds Market in 1873, Borsa Istanbul completed its demutualization and incorporation in 2012, and achieved horizontal integration via the acquisition of the derivatives and gold exchanges in 2013. The exchange offers a fully integrated business model ranging from trading, settlement, custody and registry services for equities, derivatives, fixed income and repo, precious metals and Islamic finance products to provide a broad range of financial services and efficient access to the flourishing Turkish capital markets.
Turkey’s central position at the crossroads of several subregions makes it an attractive production hub. This should be one of the significant key factors that Japanese and worldwide investors continually look to for investments into Turkey.
With the Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) as one of Borsa Istanbul’s accredited commissions, Japanese investors have the opportunity to invest in companies focused on sustainability and good corporate governance.
“The JSDA certification has led to increased interest from Japanese investors regarding Turkish assets,” said Mehmet Gonen, acting CEO of Borsa Istanbul. “New equity funds have been set up facilitating Japanese investments in Turkish equities.”
Borsa Istanbul aims to be a global integrated marketplace for regional financial assets by providing a reliable, transparent, competitive and sustainable trading platform. “Japanese high savings and Turkish high growth are a perfect match generating numerous high-yield opportunities and
support for Turkish economic development,” Gonen said.