Case Files

Case Package

The RITC 2019 Case Package is available at the following link: RITC 2019 Case Package

The RITC 2019 scoring methodology and prizes are available at the following link:
RITC 2019 Scoring Methodology and Prizes

Practice Servers

Flow Traders ETF Case flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16510
BP Commodities Case flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16520
MATLAB Volatility Trading Case flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16530
Bridgewater Fixed Income Case flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16540
Citadel Securities Algorithmic Trading Case flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16550
flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16560
flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16570
flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16580
Quantitative Outcry Case Tutorial document
flserver.rotman.utoronto.ca - port 16590
Details on how to access the practice servers can be found in the case package in the section "Important Information".

Practice Sessions

Four practice sessions will be run at the following dates and times:
(BP Case only) Friday, February 1st at 10:00am EST
(BP Case only) Wednesday, February 6th at 2:00pm EST
(All cases - starting with BP Commodities Case) Monday, February 11th at 2:00pm EST
(All cases - starting with BP Commodities Case) Friday, February 15th at 5:00pm EST
All participants are encouraged to connect to the practice servers of the appropriate case at the times listed above. Further details will be distributed via email.


Additional Support Files

Before downloading any of the files below, please uninstall the previous version of the RIT RTD/API links and then install the new one. You can download the most recent version from the RIT Downloads webpage. Please follow the RIT - Client and RTD Installation Instructions when installing the RIT RTD/API links for Excel.

  • Flow Traders ETF Case Performance Evaluation Tool
  • MATLAB Volatility Trading Case Penalties Computation Tool
  • Citadel Securities Algorithmic Trading Case Base Algorithm template

  • RIT Documentation

  • RIT - Client and RTD Installation Instructions
  • Quick Start Guide to the RIT Client
  • Quick Start Guide to the RTD (Excel links)
  • Quick Start Guide to the VBA API commands
  • Quick Start Guide to the REST API commands
  • Tutorial - Connect the RIT and MATLAB

  • RIT Related Downloads

    Please check the RIT Downloads page for instructions on downloading:
  • Rotman Interactive Trader Client v2.0
  • RIT RTD/API for Microsoft Excel 32-bit
  • RIT RTD/API for Microsoft Excel 64-bit
  • Please check the RIT Videos page for a series of videos that will get you started on how to use the RIT Client.




    MathWorks (creators of MATLAB) is sponsoring RITC 2019 and they will make their software available to all of the participants. To ask for a free trial of MATLAB, please see the offer of complimentary software.

    For video tutorials and more information on MathWorks' involvement with RITC, click here.

    To use MATLAB in conjunction with the RIT, please follow the instructions below:
    1. Install MATLAB on your PC. If you have 32-bit Excel, please make sure to install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of RTD LInks in order to use MATLAB since MATLAB uses the 64-bit interface.
    2. Download the RIT toolbox from
      RIT Toolbox for MATLAB
    3. Install the toolbox. Please note that it only works with MATLAB 2014b or newer.
    4. Follow the tutorial to stream data and trade using MATLAB available at:
      Tutorial - Connect the RIT and MATLAB