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Welcome to RITC 2023!

The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab at the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) is pleased to announce that the 19th Edition of The Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) 2023 will be held in person. Date and time will be annoucement late 2022.

RITC will feature an innovative set of RIT Decision Cases, delivered on the RIT Market Simulator platform, allowing participating teams to gather virtually and compete by identifying trading opportunities across a wide range of realistic simulated scenarios.

RITC will enable enthusiastic participants from universities across the world to connect and engage in a competitive format, as well as to network with sponsors and each other.

We look forward to seeing you in RITC 2023!

Thank you

Bachir Chehab
Associate Director
Rotman Finance Research and Trading Lab

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


    Practice Servers: practice servers will be made available before the event to allow participants to practice the competition cases. The Practice Servers will be made available on our website from Monday, February 7th, 2022.

    Special Practice Sessions: Special Practice Sessions are scheduled to allow participants to virtually gather and practice the competition Cases together at the same time. Results for each Case will be released during the Special Practice Sessions. Please see schduled session dates below, and more details about these sessions will be released in future email communication.

    • Special Practice Session # 01 Wednesday February 16th, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
    • Special Practice Session # 02 Friday February 18th, 2022 at 08:00 AM EDT
    • Special Practice Session # 03 Tuesday February 22nd, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT

    Competition Day Schedule:

    Activity # Start Time (EST) End Time (EST) Activity
    1 08:00 am 08:10 am Connection Test
    2 08:10 am 08:50 am Welcome & Team Introduction
    3 08:50 am 10:05 am Matlab Trading Case
    4 10:05 am 10:20 am Break
    5 10:20 am 11:35 am Liquidity Risk Trading Case
    6 11:35 am 11:50 am Break
    7 11:50 am 01:05 pm Electricity Trading Case
    8 01:05 pm 01:20 pm Break
    9 01:20 pm 02:50 pm Algo Trading Case
    10 02:50 pm 03:05 pm Break
    11 03:05 pm 03:30 pm Award ceremony

    RITC 2023 Sponsorship application is open, if you are interest to know more. Please e-mail us at ritc@rotman.utoronto.ca.



    RITC 2022 Case Sponsor

    Mathworks company logo

    For more information about our Case Sponsor, MathWorks, please visit their website at this link


    We are very thankful to our prevuios 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 this link


    Case Sponsors - Silver Level

    Mathworks company logo

    For more information about our Case Sponsor, MathWorks, please visit their website at this link

    Citadel Securities company logo

    For more information about our Case Sponsor, Citadel Securities, please visit their website at this link


    Partner Sponsors - Bronze Level

    Prodigy Finance company logo

    For more information about our Partner Sponsor, Prodigy Finance, please visit their website at this link

    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 this link

    Standard & Poors company logo

    For more information about our Partner Sponsor, S&P Global, please visit their website at this link

    Rotman International Trading Competition 2023

    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 2022 Volunteer – your name".

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT

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