High School Market Simulation Challenge June 2016


The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is pleased to present our 2nd High School Market Simulation Challenge. The mandate of the lab is to contribute to research and teaching at the Rotman School of Management. The lab provides simulation based learning sessions for a variety of classes and scenarios related to finance.

The Finance Lab hosts the Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC), which includes 50 participating teams from different universities around the world. RITC uses proprietary software called the Rotman Interactive Trader (RIT) to execute the competition. RIT was developed by the lab to simulate how financial markets behave.  Click here to view an introductory video tutorial on the RIT client.

Follow the instructions here to try a demo of RIT.

The High School Market Simulation Challenge provides high school students with an introduction to simulation based learning and challenges them to compete against each other. Students will participate in a session designed to introduce them to financial markets and the RIT software. After lunch, students will apply the knowledge learned during the day within a competition modeled on RITC.




June 6th, 2016

Registration Deadline (CLOSED)

June 9th, 2016 10am-12pm

Introduction and Instruction

June 9th, 2016 12pm-1pm

Lunch Time

June 9th, 2016 1pm-2:30pm



Registration requirements:

1. Registration is restricted to a total of 32 teams of two members each, with spots secured on a first come first serve basis. 

2. Registration is limited to current Grade 11 Students only.

All registration requests must include both members of a team and be submitted before June 6, 2016. Registration has been closed.

Registration methods:

  1. Each team can individually register via Google Forms at the following link: Registration Form
  2. Faculty can register  by emailing the following information to: crystal.lou@mail.utoronto.ca
  • School Name
  • Team Name
  • First and Last Name, Email Address, and current grade for both team members


There is no registration fee. Any registration request without a second team member will be considered invalid. All resources needed for the competition will be provided at the competition. 

Students should take care of their own lunch, and there are numerous dining options on campus. A dining map is available here http://map.utoronto.ca/food#. The Exchange Café is located in the Rotman MBA building.