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As Canada’s leading business school, Rotman offers you a range of opportunities to hone your skills in risk management. Our world-class resources – including our renowned trading lab – allow you to apply the knowledge you gain in the program to the toughest finance challenges.

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BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab

Financial markets continue to grow exponentially in size and exposure. With increasing globalization, market and corporate developments require rapid, accurate and in depth analysis.

To ensure our students remain competitive, the Rotman School runs the renowned Finance Research and Trading Lab. This state-of-the-art facility allows you to hone your skills as a trader and analyst by giving you access to tools and real-time information on the global markets. You’ll be involved in experiential opportunities to apply what you’ve learned in a simulated environment, preparing you for real risk challenges in the working world.

The Lab also allows you to develop and use industry applications, and to interact with industry experts. Some of its features include: • Data feeds from Bloomberg, Reuters 3000 Xtra, Thomson Reuters Eikon and FactSet; • Access to key research databases such as DataStream, ExecuComp, Reuters DealScan, Capital IQ, Morningstar Direct, SDC Platinum Global New Issues, I/B/E/S, Optionmetrics, NYSE TAQ and many more.

Rotman Interactive Trader

This breakthrough tool developed at the Rotman School uses simulation based learning to teach different types of investment, trading and hedging strategies. Participants tackle various investment challenges in a real-time trading environment. The software supports equity, fixed income and derivatives products, and introduces students to case studies that test their ability to apply theory to practical situations.

The Rotman Interactive Trader is a cornerstone of the lab’s focus on interactive learning. Participants gain the ability to make good financial decisions in complex environments by taking account of, and managing, uncertainty about the future.

Rotman Portfolio Manager

The Rotman Portfolio Manager is a sophisticated portfolio and risk management platform that links to the real-time data feeds in the Lab. The platform allows students to purchase and sell stocks, options, futures and fixed income investments from North American markets on a secure platform virtually identical to those used by finance professionals on Bay Street and Wall Street.

Case Competitions

Experience the thrill of competing against other students and other schools from around the world. Each year, Rotman students take part in case competitions, where they are challenged to apply their skills and knowledge. The School hosts a number of well-known events such as the Rotman International Trading Competition. These competitions allow you to test out your business knowledge and sharpen your team-building skills. The case competitions are also excellent opportunities to network with the wider Rotman community and industry representatives.

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