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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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