The Borsa İstanbul Finance and Economics Conference (BIFEC), was held at Borsa İstanbul on September 30th and October 1st 2013. Some of the most prominent names in the fields of economics and finance from all around the world attended to BIFEC. The main subject of the conference in 2013 was “Policy Issues and Challenges in the Global Financial System and Economies”. The topics discussed included : financial markets and institutions, behavioral finance, new financial instruments and derivatives, the interactions between the stock markets, financial crises, corporate finance, real estate finance and markets, monetary and fiscal policy. Stock exchange presidents from emerging markets participated in the conference. "BIFEC Book of Abstracts & Proceedings" was also published in March 2014. We are happy to have successfully completed BIFEC 2013 and looking forward to seeing you in Borsa Istanbul during the next BIFEC conference in 2015.