CARF - Center for Applied Research in Finance


In order to contribute to the ‘innovation, creativity and technology support’ function announced in the 2016-2020 Strategy Plan of the Istanbul Development Agency and to move forward in line with the goal of Istanbul International Financial Center, establishing innovative pension products in the retirement system and developing simulation platforms by establishing “Center for Research in Retirement İstanbul” is the main goal of our project.

Advance and qualified investment alternatives will be developed through “Center for Research in Retirement İstanbul” for automatic participation system which is come into force announced at 64. Government Action Plan

In order for Istanbul to become an “International Financial Center”, within the “Center for Research in Retirement İstanbul”, we will develop innovative pension products and simulation platform which will be used by the Republic of Turkey Undersecretariat of Treasury, Central Bank, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Pension Monitoring Center and Pension and Portfolio Management Companies.

Special Purpose:

With age-based funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and alternative (interest-free) products, which are part of the Innovative Pension Products, the volume of financial products required for pension funds will be increased and at the same time, environmentally compatible products (in accordance with ESG criteria) will be developed.

The necessity of interest-free investment instruments is of great importance to meet the liquidity needs of participation banks that cannot benefit from the interest instruments of the Central Bank. With innovative pension products (such as real estate and infrastructure funds) that we will develop under the roof of “the Center for Research in Retirement İstanbul”, participation banks will be able to meet their liquidity needs with alternative interest-free investment tools .

With simulators to be developed within the framework of the simulation platform will contribute to the development of qualified labor on financial markets (especially pension and portfolio management).

With workshops and trainings, an increase in communication and cooperation within the Treasury, Central Bank, pension and portfolio management companies will be achieved.
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Boğaziçi University South Campus 34342 Bebek , Istanbul Turkey

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