The ISE is planning to introduce a closing session at the Stock Market by the end January 2012.
The technical infrastructure of the Stock Market Trading System is planned to be changedfor better market efficiency.
The ISE is steering a joint initiative for creating an order routing platform to serve as a single access point from and to the local as well as regional exchanges. This platform will consolidate the liquidity of the local and regional markets and as a consequence, contribute to the global recognition of the local securities industry.
In line with the efforts to offer new markets and financial instruments to investors, the ISE is planning to launch the Equity Repo Market. The ISE is planning to introduce the market-maker system for the private sector borrowing instruments.
The ISE and Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to jointly create a new index offering significant opportunities for the capital markets, companies and investors, namely, “ISE Sustainability Index”, in August 2010. The ISE Sustainability Index is planned to be completed in 2012.
Aside from structural policy actions, we count on our strength of persuasion to increase awareness. Paramount to this, the ISE initiated an IPO Campaign in 2010. The first all-embracing occasion within this initiative was the IPO Istanbul Summit in 2010. Similar events were organized in other cities of the country in 2011 and will be organized in 2012, as well. Continuing to strive to attract the supply side, this year the ISE also initiated an “Investor Campaign”, aimed at attracting savings to capital markets. ISE aims to achieve 7,500,000 investors, which is equal to 10 percent of Turkey’s population, in 2023 when the centennial anniversary of the Republic of Turkey will be celebrated.
Counting on its progress in the past and potential in the future, the ISE aims to increase the number of listed companies from its current standing of 363 to over 1,000 in 2023. Innovation, investors and issuers will be the three main pillars paving the way ahead for the Istanbul Stock Exchange. In this process, we expect to fulfill investors’ needs with new markets and instruments while continuing with the promotion and awareness activities.