High School Market Simulation Challenge May 2017


The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is pleased to present our 4th 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 52 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.

*No prior preparation is required for this competition.




Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Registration Deadline 

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 10am-12pm

Introduction and Instruction

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 12pm-1pm

Lunch Time

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 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.

3. Registration is limited to one team per school. The second team from each school will be put on the waitlist and will be registered if there are open spots after registration closes (May 2nd).

All registration requests must include both members of the team and be submitted before May 2nd, 2017. 

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/Year for both team members


1. 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.

2. Lunch will be provided to all participants.