The largest share in the European Economic and Monetary Union belongs to the German banking sector together with France. As the country is a member state of the European Union, developments in the European economy and the monetary policies implemented by the European Central Bank are the main factors guiding the banking sector. The environment of low interest rate which is prevailing with the impact of the expansionary monetary policy implemented by the European Central Bank after the crisis in 2008 ensures that German banks have access to domestic and international financing by making use of the ‘safe harbor’ status of their country
OYAK Anker Bank GmbH, a group company of ours which is a member of the Union of German Banks, engages in activities in the fields of corporate, retail and treasury banking of the German banking sector.
In Turkey, the brokerage activities are performed by the institutions with a certificate of authority from the Capital Markets Boards within the framework of the provisions of the relevant Communique.
In 2020, the share market trading volume of brokerage houses was TRY 12.4, futures and option market trading volume was TRY 6 billion, and leveraged trading volume was TRY 7 trillion. Based on the data provided by the Turkish Capital Markets Association (TCMA) for the first nine months, the total assets of brokerage houses were TRY 34.5 billion, shareholders' equity was TRY 10.1 billion, and the total sector period net profit was TRY 3 billion.
OYAK Yatırım, a group company of OYAK operating in this sector, has an important place in the sector with the portfolio volume of its clients gradually increasing in number and is an intermediary institution preferred also by foreign corporate clients.
OYAK Yatırım has been ranked as investable by the JCR Eurasia Rating credit rating agency in 2020 by revising its long-term national rating upwards. In addition to this, the company received four awards at the 2020 Turkey Bonds & Loans Awards for its brokerage services in 2019, and received an award from the Turkish Capital Markets Association in lease certificate issuance and sales category with the lease certificate issued in 2019.
In the capital markets, OYAK Yatırım has a sub-company named OYAK Grup Sigorta, which operates as an intermediary, corporate finance, financial consultancy, asset management, research and investment consultant for the purchase and sale of capital market instruments to private/corporate domestic/foreign investors with more than 160,000 branches in 11 cities of Turkey.