Borsa Istanbul (BIST) was formed from the merger of the Istanbul Stock Exchange, Istanbul Gold Exchange, and the Turkish Derivatives Exchange. It was established as an incorporated company on April 3, 2013, and began to operate on April 5, 2013. Established on the basis of Capital Markets Law no. 6362, Borsa Istanbul is subject to private law and is a self-regulatory entity.
The main purpose and field of activity of BlST is described as follows: "In accordance with the provisions of the Law and the related legislation, to ensure that capital markets instruments, foreign currencies, precious metals and gems, and other contracts, documents, and assets approved by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey are traded subject to free trade conditions in a facile and secure manner, in a transparent, efficient, competitive, fair and stable environment; to create, establish and develop markets, sub-markets, platforms, systems and other organized market places for the purpose of matching or facilitating the matching of the buy and sell orders for the above mentioned assets and to determine and announce the discovered prices; to manage and/or operate the aforementioned or other exchanges or markets of other exchanges; and to carry out the other activities listed in its Articles of Association."
Borsa Istanbul is shareholder of Kyrgyz Stock Exchange, Montenegro Stock Exchange, Baku Stock Exchange and Sarajevo Stock Exchange and Borsa İstanbul representatives are members of Board of Directors. BIST is also a shareholder of the London Stock Exchange-owned clearing house LCH.Clearnet. Borsa İstanbul is a member of Association of Futures Markets (AFM), Futures Industry Association (FIA), World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). It is ranked 26th among global derivatives exchanges by volume in 2016, with 107.2 million contracts traded, up from 88.8 million contracts a year earlier, according to Futures Industry Association annual volume figures.
Phone: +90 212 298 21 00
Fax: +90 212 298 25 00
E-mail: international [at] borsaistanbul.com
Borsa İstanbul Caddesi No: 4, Sariyer,
34467, Istanbul, Turkey