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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 the largest corporate and individual client base in Turkey, IS Investment has 22 branches located in Adana, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Eskisehir, Gaziantep and Kayseri including eight in Istanbul (Ataşehir, 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 the end of 2020, IS Investment had total assets of TL 8,8 billion and shareholders' equity of TL 1,9 billion, while writing a consolidated net profit TL 941,9 million during the year, marking an annual increase of 146%, and generating a 67.5% Return on Equity. The national long-term credit rating of IS Investment, whose shares have been traded on the stock market under the ISMEN ticker since May 2007, was upgraded to "AAA" from "AA +" by SAHA Rating. The short-term national credit rating was announced as A1+. The outlook is stable for both maturities. 

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 has served as the leader in its sector with 32 public offerings, with totaling TL 13,2 billion (USD 7,7 billion) realized since its foundation. 

IS Investment continued its run of success in the Private Sector Debt Securities market, where it has arranged in approximately TL 159,7 billion of debt securities issuances since 2010, and continued its success in 2020 with a total nominal size of TL 18,5 billion in 50 transaction as of the year-end by a market share of 9,3%.

IS Investment enables investors to 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 Turkey'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 Turkey'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 750,000,000 TL
Shareholders' Equity
2.196.705.653 TL
Branches Adana, Ankara (Ankara, Anadolu, Baskent), Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Izmir (9 Eylul, Ege, Izmir) ve Istanbul (Atasehir, Gunesli, Kalamis, Levent, Maltepe, Maslak, Nisantasi, Taksim, Yesilyurt)
Issued Capital 355,000,000 TL
Total Assets
(30.06.2021) TL