The Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) is an annual event that brings teams of students and their faculty advisors from universities worldwide to participate in a unique 3-day simulated market challenge. RITC 2015 will mark the 12th anniversary of this trading competition, currently the world's largest. The upcoming competition will be held from Thursday, February 19th, 2015 to Saturday, February 21st, 2015.

Teams are invited to participate in various activities including electronic and outcry trading cases, seminars with industry practitioners, and social events with their fellow competitors from around the world. In past years, RITC participants have competed in a diverse range of cases including open outcry, options, liquidity and algorithmic trading. Faculty advisors are invited not only to coach and observe their teams, but also to participate in various workshops on the Rotman Interactive Trader (RIT), the software used to run the competition.

RITC is consistently innovating, bringing new developments to its own competition with each successive year. Each year classic cases are re-vamped and new cases are added.

The competition has grown not just in scope, but also in international exposure. Last year, RITC hosted 52 teams from 47 different universities from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. The global representation grants a valuable opportunity for like-minded future finance professionals to meet their peers from across the globe.

We encourage you to register early, since the competition has limited space available. Faculty advisors are welcome as coach and observer, but are not necessary for teams to register. For more information please visit our registration page, or feel free to contact us with any questions at ritc@rotman.utoronto.ca.

The RITC 2011 video can be found here.