Rotman School Hosts 13th Annual International Trading Competition

The 13th Annual Rotman International Trading Competition has come to a close and a team of students from Baruch College in New York City won. The competition hosted at the Trading Lab at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management drew teams from 52 universities from around the world.

A team from LUISS University in Italy received second place for the third-consecutive year while a team from Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary took home third.

The competition utilized the Rotman Interactive Trader—an order-driven market simulator developed in-house and used in over 45 university and financial institutions around the world —and took place over two and a half days. Teams participated in various activities including electronic and outcry trading cases, seminars with industry practitioners, and social events with competitors.

Participating universities were also given the opportunity to win prizes for individual trading rounds. For example, the University College Dublin won the Quantitative Open Outcry Case while the University of Calgary was the top performer in the S&P Capital IQ Equity Valuation Case.

In a press release from Rotman School, a representative spoke about the competition. “Congratulations to all of the teams for their excellent preparation, enthusiastic participation and exemplary performance,” said Rotman Prof. Tom McCurdy, Founder and Director, BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab.

“I’d also like to thank RITC Director Marco Salerno, Assistant Director Eric Kang and co-organizers Paige Franzoi and Filip Pejic as well as all of the lab assistants and competition volunteers. Also, I am grateful to our sponsors and my faculty colleagues, including Dean Tiff Macklem, for their support.”

The Rotman School’s BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is designed to promote learning in financial markets and data. The competition promoted the school’s goal of fostering a new way to think.



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