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 IS Investment in Brief

IS Investment was established in 1996 as the investment banking arm of Isbank Group in Istanbul. IS Investment provides a wide array of financial services to local and foreign investors, including Corporate Finance, Investment Advisory, Asset Management, Institutional Sales, Market Making and Liquidity Providing.

IS Investment is a leader in the capital markets with a strategic affiliate structure in areas such as portfolio management, investment trust, private equity and asset management. IS Investment also fully owns a brokerage subsidiary, the London-based Maxis Investments Ltd.

Boasting with a wide corporate and individual client base in Türkiye, IS Investment has 30 branches located in Adana, Antalya, Bodrum, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Mersin, Samsun and Trabzon including twelve in Istanbul (Ataşehir, Bağdat Caddesi, Bahçeşehir, Beylkdüzü, Güneşli, Kalamış, Levent, Maltepe, Maslak, Nişantaşı, Taksim, Yeşilyurt), three in Ankara (Ankara, Anadolu, Başkent), and three in Izmir (İzmir, Ege, 9 Eylül).

Vanguard of the Industry

As of 2023/6, IS Investment had total assets of TL 45.700 million and shareholders' equity of TL  13.443 million, while consolidated net profit reached TL 7.165 million increasing by 253% with respect to the same period of last year and managed to generate a %111 ROAE.

IS Investment shares have been listed on Borsa Istanbul under the ISMEN ticker since May 2007 and as of today it is the only investment company included in the BIST Sustainability Index. The long-term national credit rating of IS Investment determined by Saha Rating is AAA with a stable outlook.

IS Investment offers a wide range of services in the field of corporate finance, such as private sector advisory consisting of equity public offerings, private sector debt securities issuances, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and strategic planning, project financing advisory and venture capital advisory. IS Investment is the leader in equity offerings market in Türkiye with 37 equity public offerings, totaling TL 23,2 billion completed since its foundation. In the Private Sector Debt Securities market, IS Investment continued its success by intermediating 71 corporate bond issuances with nominal size of TL 38,5 billion in 2023/9 while mediated issuances worth more than TL 263,5 billion in total since 2010. IS Investment continues to enjoy its pioneering role in the M&A sector as well and has closed 160 M&A transactions with an approximate total value of US$ 13 billion since 2000.

IS Investment enables investors to open account and trade from any location which has an Internet connection through electronic trading platforms in capital markets, which began to develop in 2007.

TradeMaster is a platform that allows investors to access all kinds of information related to their accounts and quickly execute stock, futures and warrant transactions on the Equity Market, and trade in futures and options contracts in the Futures and Options Market (VIOP) with real time data.

TradeMaster International allows investors to trade stocks and futures contracts on a selection of different stock markets throughout the world without the need for any intermediaries, easily and quickly.

TradeMaster FX is a MetaTrader 4-based electronic trading platform providing 24-hour access to the forex markets with the IS Investment guarantee. 

IS Investment, which launched Türkiye's first hedge fund, became the first Turkish investment company to issue warrants (Is Varant) to investors  in 2010, when trading in these instruments began on the Borsa Istanbul. IS Investment continued to lead the warrant market by issuing oil, GBP/USD and cotton warrants for the first time in 2015, 2017 and 2020 respectively. IS Investment also became the first investment company to offer its own debt securities by the commercial bills,  while it intermediated Türkiye's first private sector lease certificate (sukuk) IPO denominated in Turkish Lira in 2013. 


  • -  Mergermarket "Financial Advisor of the Year in Turkey" 2010, 2017​

  • -  Euromoney Awards for Excellence “Best Investment Bank in Turkey” - 2010, 2011, 2013​

  • -  Euromoney Awards for Excellence “Best M&A House in Turkey” - 2009, 2014

  • -  Euromoney Awards for Excellence “Best Equity Houseincluding in the category of in Turkey” - 2007, 2008

  • -  EMEA Finance “Best Local Currency Bond House” – 2018

  • -  EMEA Finance “Best follow-on funding in CEE” - 2018

  • -  EMEA Finance "Best IPO in CEE" – 2017

  • -  EMEA Finance "Best M&E Deal in CEE" - 2017

  • -  EMEA Finance "Best Investment Bank in Turkey" - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

    • -  EMEA Finance "Best Broker in Turkey" - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

    • -  EMEA Finance "Best Asset Manager in Turkey" - 2016​

  • -  Consensus Economics "Forecast Accuary Award Winner" - Turkey 2017

  • -  Global Finance “Turkey’s Best Investment Bank" - 2016

  • -  TÜYİD Turkish Investor Relations Society "Best Equtiy Research Banking/Insurance" - 2017

  • -  TÜYİD Turkish Investor Relations Society "Best Equtiy Research Industrial/Service" - 2017

  • -  Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) "The Company with the Highest Rating Score in Board” 2011

Date of Establishment December 18th, 1996
Registered Capital 3.000,000,000 TL
Shareholders' Equity
TL 13.443.271 Bn
Issued Capital 1.500,000,000 TL
Total Assets
TL 45.700.151 Bn