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Student financial traders to participate in 12th annual trading competition at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

February 20, 2015

TORONTO, ON – The top stu­dent finan­cial traders from busi­ness schools and uni­ver­si­ties around the world are head­ed to Toron­to this month to par­tic­i­pate in the 12th annu­al Rot­man Inter­na­tion­al Trad­ing Com­pe­ti­tion (RITC). The traders, along with their fac­ul­ty advis­ers, from uni­ver­si­ties from as far away as Chi­na, India, Thai­land, Ire­land and Italy will have their skills test­ed in the com­pe­ti­tion which takes place from Feb­ru­ary 19 to 21 at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment.

The com­pe­ti­tion takes place in the Rot­man School’s state-of-the-art BMO Finan­cial Group Finance Research and Trad­ing Lab and will uti­lize the Rot­man Inter­ac­tive Trad­er, an order-dri­ven mar­ket sim­u­la­tor.  Teams will par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous activ­i­ties includ­ing elec­tron­ic and out­cry trad­ing cas­es, sem­i­nars with indus­try prac­ti­tion­ers, and social events with their fel­low com­peti­tors.

Last year, after six rounds of trad­ing, two teams rep­re­sent­ing LUISS Uni­ver­si­ty in Italy and Uni­ver­sité Laval in Cana­da tied for first over­all in the com­pe­ti­tion.

BP Ener­gy Com­pa­ny is the spon­sor of the BP Com­modi­ties Trad­ing Case this year and is also the main Gold spon­sor.  Sil­ver lev­el spon­sors are S&P Cap­i­tal IQ and Optiv­er US. Addi­tion­al sup­port is pro­vid­ed by DRW Trad­ing Group, Thom­son Reuters and Math­Works.

The Rot­man School’s BMO Finan­cial Group Finance Research and Trad­ing Lab is a ful­ly equipped lab designed to pro­mote expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing in the area of finan­cial mar­kets and data. The com­pe­ti­tion cas­es are imple­ment­ed over the high­ly acclaimed Rot­man Inter­ac­tive Trad­er appli­ca­tion, a mar­ket sim­u­la­tion tool being used in over 40 uni­ver­si­ties and finan­cial insti­tu­tions around the world. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the lab is avail­able at


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Ken McGuf­fin
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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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