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Welcome to RITC 2020!

As participants for this year's competition, this area of the website is dedicated to you and your needs. We hope you find it informative and we look forward to seeing you in February.

If you need a visa to come to Canada, it is strongly recommended that you read the section "International Competitors - Visa" below.

Other Information

    Canada's visa laws have been undergoing changes in recent years, making the process to acquire a VISA longer than in the past. It is each individual competitor's responsibility to inquire if they need a visa to enter Canada, and to apply for one if necessary. Click here to find out if you need a visa. It is also recommended that all competitors from outside of Canada purchase travel health insurance.

    It can take up to six weeks to receive a visa, please apply as soon as you can.

    RITC is a professional business competition, so participants are expected to dress in either business casual or business formal attire. The exception is for the Quantitative Outcry case where competitors wear distinguishing clothing or uniforms (such as noticeable hats, jerseys, or trading jackets) in order to more easily distinguish team members in the trading pit.

    Please note, that the average temperature in Toronto in February is -8 degrees Celsius (15 degrees Fahrenheit). We suggest that you bring appropriate winter clothing, and that you check the weather forecasts before you pack for the competition.

    The host hotels for this year's competition are InterContintental Toronto Yorkville, Chelsea Hotel Toronto, and Kimpton Saint George. You may find booking information for special rates below.


    InterContinental Hotel

    The InterContinental Hotel offers a special rate of $249.00 CAD per night, plus applicable taxes, valid through February 4th, 2020. This rate is based on the Superior Room Category - Two Queen Bed Guestrooms or One King Bed Guestrooms, based on availability.

    For reservations please use the follow link: here, select the preferred room, and enter your preferred dates between February 18 - 24, 2020. For any concerns, please contact Leticia Kruk at leticia.kruk@ihg.com.


    Chelsea Hotel

    The Chelsea Hotel offers a special rate starting at $145.00 CAD per night, plus applicable taxes. This rate is based on the Chelsea Rooms Category depending on availability. The hotel is not holding rooms so please be advised to secure your reservation as soon as possible as there is no guarantee of availability.

    For reservations please follow this link: here or call toll free 1-800-243-5732 and mention you are participating in the 2020 Rotman International Trading Competition when booking with the hotel. For any concerns, please contact Yuliya Trybialustava at yuliya.trybialustava@chelseatoronto.com.


    Kimpton Saint George

    Kimpton Saint George offers a special rate of $229.00 CAD per night, plus applicable taxes, valid through February 4th, 2020. This rate is based on the Kimpton Saint George Deluxe Rooms Category depending on availability.

    For reservations please follow this link: here, select the "Book Now" at the top right of the page and enter your preferred dates between February 18 - 23, 2010. For any concerns, please contact Charlci Phillips at charlci.phillips@kimptonsaintgeorge.com.

    For more information about logging on to the University of Toronto wireless network, please click here. We will provide your team with a login and password to access to the U of T Wireless network at our registration table upon your arrival.

    This information will be accessible through the sponsor portal.

Regional Competitions - RETC 2020

Over the past 17 years, RITC has grown internationally both in terms of global participation and also by establishing regional competitions in partnership with local university hosts. For example, the fourth edition of the Rotman European Trading Competition (RETC 2020) will be co-organized and hosted by LUISS Guido Carli University and Professor Emilio Barone in Rome, Italy on August 27-29, 2020. For more information, please visit the RETC 2020 website

The universities registered for RITC 2020 will be updated on this page within 1-3 business days of registration.

  • Babson College
  • Baruch College Master of Financial Engineering
  • Boston University Master of Science in Mathematical Finance
  • Carnegie Mellon University Master of Science in Computational Finance
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • City University of Hong Kong Department of Economics and Finance
  • Concordia University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Duke University
  • Fairfield University
  • Fordham University Gabelli School of Business
  • HEC Montreal
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios de Monterrey
  • LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome Department of Economics and Finance
  • McGill University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Monash University
  • National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology JR Shaw School of Business
  • Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Reykjavik University
  • Rutgers University Master of Quantitative Finance
  • Ryerson University
  • Stanford University
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
  • University College Dublin
  • Université Laval
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of California, Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering, Haas School of Business
  • University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management
  • University of Economics in Bratislava
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Warsaw Faculty of Economic Sciences
  • University of Waterloo
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Western University


    The following represents the preliminary schedule for RITC 2020.

    Rotman Interacive Trading Competition 2020 preliminary schedule

    We are very thankful to our sponsors for supporting RITC 2020, the competition would not be possible without their help! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors listed below.

    Main Sponsors - Gold Level

    British Petroleum company logo

    For more information about our Main Sponsor, BP, please visit their website at www.bp.com


    Case Sponsors - Silver Level

    Mathworks company logo

    For more information about our Case Sponsor, MathWorks, please visit their website at www.mathworks.com

    Citadel Securities company logo

    For more information about our Case Sponsor, Citadel Securities, please visit their website at www.citadelsecurities.com


    Partner Sponsors - Bronze Level

    Prodigy Finance company logo

    For more information about our Partner Sponsor, Prodigy Finance, please visit their website at http://www.prodigyfinance.com/

    Master of Financial Risk Management logo

    For more information about our Partner Sponsor, Master of Financial Risk Management at Rotman, please visit their website at http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Degrees/MastersPrograms/MFRM

    Standard & Poors company logo

    For more information about our Partner Sponsor, S&P Global, please visit their website at https://www.spglobal.com/en/

    Rotman International Trading Competition 2020

    Position: RITC Volunteer

    Location of Work: Rotman School of Management

    Description:

    For RITC, we are looking for 25 volunteers to assist with logistical preparation for the competition, as well as assisting international student teams attending RITC. Tasks during the competition involve helping the BMO Financial Group Finance Researching and Trading Lab staff run cases as well as assisting teams, answering common questions, ensuring your teams know where to go, and to ensure that the teams enjoy their competition/trip experience. Volunteers will also help with planning and preparation in the week leading up to the competition. This preparation includes tasks such as nametags, information booklets, sponsor swag bags, etc.

    For a volunteer, this would be an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to the BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab. Further, volunteers have the opportunity to meet and network with students, professors, and sponsors worldwide. As most lab staff will be running cases behind the scenes, the volunteers we hire will be representing Rotman to almost 400 international representatives.

    The Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) is an annual event held in the heart of Canada's financial district, downtown Toronto. Hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the competition brings teams of students and faculty from universities worldwide to participate in a unique 3 day conference. RITC utilizes simulated trading cases that closely mimic different aspects of real world markets. Having developed these cases in the state of the art Financial Research and Trading Lab, RITC promises to present teams with challenges that are pertinent to current market trends. While past competitions have been very successful, we continue to improve on the old cases and introduce new ones.

    For more information regarding the competition, refer to Rotman International Trading Competition webpage

    Qualifications: Students who apply for this position should be University of Toronto students interested in the field of finance, but do not necessarily need to be in finance as a Rotman Commerce student. We are looking for friendly, social and enthusiastic students who can assist in providing an exciting and enjoyable experience for all the competitors. Students should be available during reading week for this opportunity.

    Targeted Years: All years

    Application Requirement: Cover letter and Single Page Resume (Note: Please include any and all experience with the BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab in your resume).

    Application Instructions: Please e-mail your cover letter and resume as one document in PDF format to ritc@rotman.utoronto.ca. Subject of email and file name: "RITC 2020 Volunteer – your name".

    Application Deadline: Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 9:00AM (Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 29th, Thursday, January 30th, or Friday, January 31st.)

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ritc@rotman.utoronto.ca.