* Don’t miss your opportunity! The registration is on a “first-come-first-serve basis”! 

The registration closes on July 15, 2020 OR until 52 teams are registered, whichever comes first.

Deadline: July 15, 2020 23:59 CEST| Apply now!*
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Dates: August 27-29, 2020
Who should apply: Teams of 4 students (either undergraduate or graduate), equally divided by gender, plus an optional team advisor (faculty, staff, club head)
Location: LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy

Looking for an international event to interact with like-minded students and learn from each others’ experiences and insights?

Would you dare to apply your theoretical knowledge in a simulated market and become an investment professional?

Then apply now for your spot to the unparalleled trading competition in the very heart of Rome!

Rotman European Trading Competition 2020

Rotman European Trading Competition invites students from the leading European universities to take part in the best European simulated market challenge.

Join the European edition of the very successful Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held annually in Toronto, where 50 schools from around the world meet and compete in simulated markets.

Tackle the real-life challenges

During the competition, you will have an opportunity to learn through real-life challenges and engage in stimulating face-to-face interaction with like-minded students and mentors.

The RIT Decision Cases planned for RETC-2020 will allow you to test your skills and knowledge and gain hands-on experience. A tentative list is as follows:

  1. Enel Electricity Case:
    Generate profits from transportation arbitrages by buying and selling power/electricity and raw materials.
  2. Credit Risk Case:
    This case will test your ability to develop a credit risk model, assess the impact of news releases on credit risk, and profit from mispricing opportunities.
  3. EIB Interest Rate Case:
    In this challenge, you will forecast the impact of the news on the benchmark rates and exploit any bond mispricing opportunities to generate profits.
  4. Sales & Trader Case:
    This case will allow you to generate profits by taking advantage of pricing discrepancies while managing liquidity and market risk associated with covering large block trades on a simulated stock market.
  5. Quantitative Outcry Trading Case:
    Solve the case by analyzing news releases to predict the future market price of the RT 100 index.
  6. Algorithmic Trading Case:
    This case is designed to challenge your programming skills. Using the available RIT APIs, you will develop algorithms to automate your trading strategies.

Enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities provided by RETC!

Grab your opportunity to meet motivated undergraduate and graduate students from all over Europe, get job offers to work at leading financial firms and gain visibility during RETC thanks to the international media coverage.

Attending RETC will not only allow you to enrich your professional background, but it is your chance to mingle with industry professionals, mentors and future entrepreneurs like you!

In the opening event of you will have the chance to trade against experienced professionals from the industry, such as sponsors, faculty members and other teams.

The final Gala dinner is an opportunity for all students, professors and sponsors to
restore after the competition, share the experience and relax, waiting for the award
ceremony in a unique location in Rome.

Moreover, talented students with excellent academic careers will get the chance to kickstart their careers by submitting the resume and get interviewed. Would you take up the challenge?


RETC 2018 Electricity Case winners

In addition to career-boosting opportunities, the winners will be awarded the following:

  • Each member of the winning team will win an Apple iPhone 11 (128 GB).
  • The team placed second in the ranking will win 4 x Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44 mm).
  • The team placed third in the ranking will win 4 x Apple AirPods (with Charging Case).

In 2018, RETC had a pleasure to host 39 teams from 31 countries

Get a chance to network with brilliant young peers from all across Europe and represent your country this year!

The venue – LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome

LUISS is a private university located in a green area in the heart of Rome.

Recognized for academic excellence, LUISS is a dynamic university with highly selective admissions.

Its campuses, made of beautiful historical buildings, have been completely restored, with fully equipped classrooms and modern facilities.

Participation fee

The fee for a team (four students plus an optional faculty advisor) is EUR 500. It includes:

  • The accommodation in the “Lisbona” or “Santa Costanza” university residences for all the students (7 nights, 2 rooms per team, each room with two twin queen-size beds);
  • The accommodation of the team advisor in a 4-star hotel (3 nights, 1 room with a double king-size bed);
  • Seven meals throughout the event;
  • Gala dinner and awards ceremony;
  • Sharing of electric cars.

Grab the opportunity to participate in the exclusive European simulated market challenge! Request your invitation to join Rotman European Trading Competition 2020 by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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