The Istanbul Stock Exchange becomes a member of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)

The Istanbul Stock Exchange becomes a member of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)

June 23, 2010

The General Assembly of FESE, held in Brussels, has approved the Istanbul Stock Exchange’s (ISE) application for full membership. With the admission of the Istanbul Stock Exchange, FESE represents 30 countries comprising of 46 Securities Exchanges (in equities, bonds, and derivatives), of which 21 are full members.

Among the exchanges of candidate countries in accession negotiations with the EU, the ISE is the first exchange to join FESE.  In the process of Turkey’s EU accession, FESE membership will allow the ISE to follow EU regulations and exchange practices more closely. Furthermore, the ISE, also the founder of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) and a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), is expected to enhance its links with the regulatory and securities markets community in Europe and its leading role in various international projects through its membership to FESE. Meanwhile, ISE’s experience in the Euro-Asian region will add value to FESE and its members.