World Bulletin / News Desk
Istanbul with its regulated markets and structure, is a candidate to become a global financial center, said Cornelia Meyer, renowned international economist on Monday at Istanbul Finance Summit (IFS).
"Global financial centers should constantly improve their products and invest in innovation. Istanbul is a city ready to become a finance hub," Meyer said . "Strengths in culture and diversity of the city should be emphasized in order for Istanbul to become an effective financial center."
"Istanbul, with the opportunities it presents, historical background and diversity, is ideal to become a financial center," added NASDAQ OMX vice-chairman Sandy Meyer Frucher. "Istanbul holds a strategic location between Europe and Asia making it regional financial center."
Frucher also said "Turkey should benefit from its connection to the Islamic world by attracting Islamic financial instruments".
Financial and economic experts from around the world have gathered for a two-day summit in Istanbul in order to discuss innovative finance.
The summit hosts leading representatives of global financial markets and senior executives from financial institutions from North America, Europe, the Gulf Region and East Asia.
The main topics being debated include investment banking, venture capital funds, angel investment and innovation finance, innovative tools and infrastructure financing methods and financial centers.
The event is sponsored by the Turkish Central Bank, Borsa Istanbul and the Secretariat of the Treasury and the global communications partner for the second year is Anadolu Agency.Last Mod: 16 Eylül 2014, 10:07