Rotman Online Trading Competition 2015


The results of the Rotman Online Trading Competition will be available at the following link: 
ROTC Results



The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is pleased to present our 4th annual Rotman Online Trading Competition (ROTC). This competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough campus). Students will participate individually and trade two different cases. The competition will take place online on November 21st, 2015. Top performing students will be invited to join the team representing the University of Toronto at the Rotman International Trading Competition 2016, which will take place from February 18th to February 20th, 2016.


  1. Register at the following link: ROTC Registration
  2. You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon registration;
  3. You will receive an e-mail the day before the competition begins with your username and password that will allow you to log-in to the correct RIT server being used for the competition. Please do not lose this information as you will not be able to compete without it. Our Lab staff cannot assure that username and password are retrieved/reset in case someone loses them.


The case package will be made available: ROTC Case Package

Practice servers are now available until the competition. Information on connecting to the practice servers can be found at the following link: Practice Server Instruction

Information on how to link the RIT to Excel is available at the following link: RTD Links - User Guide


The competition will be scored on an individual basis. Further details on the Scoring Methodology are available at the following link: ROTC Scoring Methodology




November 12th, 2015 11:59pm

Practice server running

November 19th, 2015 11:59pm

Registration deadline

November 21st, 2015 5:30pm



The competition is held online, it will start at 5:30pm on November 21st and end at 8:30pm, the competition will be run until the number of subheats described in the ROTC Case Package document is complete.


There is no registration fee. Traders/competitors are required to use their own computers during the competition. Since this is an online competition, internet speed can affect your performance. Each participant is responsible for ensuring the internet connection and stability of the workstation. The Rotman Finance Lab is not responsible for any network crash or for performance resulting from a competitor’s poor internet connection. 

The Rotman Online Trading Competition will be run using the RIT software. For traders/competitors who are unfamiliar with this software, the RIT's official website gives detailed instructions and allows you to download RIT onto your computer.  On the RIT website you will find a demo of the software as well as tutorial videos.

Any questions regarding the competition can be forwarded to