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Students to participate in 13th Annual Trading Competition at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

February 10, 2016

Toron­to, ON – For the 13th year in a row, stu­dents from glob­al busi­ness schools and uni­ver­si­ties will par­tic­i­pate in the annu­al Rot­man Inter­na­tion­al Trad­ing Com­pe­ti­tion (RITC). The stu­dents, along with their fac­ul­ty advi­sors, from 52 dif­fer­ent uni­ver­si­ties from as far away as Chi­na, Thai­land, Ire­land and South Africa will have their skills test­ed in the com­pe­ti­tion which takes place from Feb­ru­ary 18 to 20 at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment. Teams from LUISS Uni­ver­si­ty in Italy have won the com­pe­ti­tion for two con­sec­u­tive years.

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

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 Math­Works. Addi­tion­al sup­port is pro­vid­ed by DRW Trad­ing Group, BMO Cap­i­tal Mar­kets and Enwin Fin­tech Lim­it­ed.

The Rot­man School’s BMO Finan­cial Group Finance Research and Trad­ing Lab is designed to pro­mote expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing in the area of finan­cial mar­kets and data. The com­pe­ti­tion cas­es are imple­ment­ed on the high­ly acclaimed Rot­man Inter­ac­tive Trad­er appli­ca­tion, a mar­ket sim­u­la­tion tool being used in over 45 uni­ver­si­ties and finan­cial insti­tu­tions around the world. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the lab is avail­able at

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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