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Rotman Trading Competitions Go International with Events in South Korea and Italy

August 10, 2018

Toronto – For the second year in a row student traders from across South Korea are participating in the Rotman UNIST Trading Competition. Hosted by Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, the two-day competition, held on August 9 and 10, will use the Rotman Interactive Trader, an order-driven market simulator, which was developed in-house at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Twenty-six teams will tackle five cases in the competition including a social outcry, two algorithmic trading cases and two commodities trading cases. Further details are online.

Later this month, the third edition of the Rotman European Trading Competition will be held at LUISS University in Rome from August 23 to 25. Teams from 40 different universities representing 31 European countries will be participating. The teams will compete in six different cases including Social Outcry, Quantitative Outcry, Electricity Trading Case, Liquidity Risk Case, Credit Risk Case, and Interest Rate Case. Further information is online.

In February, the Rotman School hosted the 15th annual Rotman International Trading Competition attracting teams from 52 different universities spanning the globe. The School’s BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is designed to promote experiential learning in the area of financial markets and data. The competition cases are implemented on the highly acclaimed Rotman Interactive Trader application, a market simulation tool being used in 60 universities and financial institutions around the world. Classes in many of the Rotman School’s programs including its Master of Finance, Master of Financial Risk Management, MBA and Rotman Commerce programs, utilize the Lab. Further information on the lab is available online.

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