Deadline: Registration is open until the 15th of July | Apply here
Participants profile: A team of 4 people that consists of either undergraduate or perMSc/MBA students from the same school. PhD students can also join. The team should include 2 male and 2 female participants (optionally, university faculty members can join as team advisors). See eligible countries further below.
Dates: August 23-25, 2018
Location: Rome, Italy

The Rotman European Trading Competition (RETC) is a 3-day event organized by the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is meant for all current students interested in investments and financial markets.

Editor’s note: registrations happen on the first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to apply as soon as possible!

Join Rotman European Trading Competition: Europe’s largest simulated market challenge

Modeled after the highly successful Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC), the organizers extended the competition for Europe-based students to prepare them for the exciting yet competitive field of finance.

During the competition, students execute trades on the Rotman Interactive Trader (RIT), a proprietary stock market simulator, and solve real-time cases prepared by the Rotman Finance Lab.

For the third edition, the competition will welcome 51 teams from all over Europe.

Teams from european universities.

Teams from the following countries can apply:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina,  Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

38 teams have already registered! Check out the teams that are joining the competition this August.

Competition format

Cases are designed to teach students about different asset-pricing and trading strategies employed in the real market.

Simulations are used to create a dynamic world where any possible sequence of events can happen.

It’s up to participating teams to design a solid trading strategy that weighs in all market scenarios, execute the trades, and generate a positive investment return.

The participating teams will compete in 5 financial cases prepared by the Rotman Finance Lab.

Curious about what the cases are like? Check out some of the case examples.


For the successful performance at the Rotman European Trading Competition, each member of the first 3 winning teams will be awarded the latest Apple products and a chance to get employment opportunities from the partner organizations: Enel, European Investment Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo.

Application process

To reserve a spot at RETC 2018, your team needs to follow the 3-step process.

As the first step, your team has to fill out an online registration form. It can be filled out either by you or your faculty advisor.

The second step of the registration process is to fill out the Team Member Profile Form. The RETC organizing team will prepare a participant booklet, which will be available to all competition participants and attendees.

The third step is to transfer the registration fee of EUR 500 per team.

Please note: registrations happen on a “first-come first-serve basis” so fill out the forms as soon as possible. Once your team completes the registration, the school will appear on the teams page.

What does the fee include?

The registration fee covers the accommodation costs, meals and transport (electric cars sharing) for the whole duration of the competition.

The venue

The competition will be held at the LUISS University campus from Thursday, August 23, to Saturday, August 25. However, students will be hosted for the entire week – Monday 20 (in) to Monday 27 (out) – at the LUISS residences “Lisbona” and “Santa Costanza”.

LUISS stands for Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, meaning “Free International University for Social Studies”. In 1994, the University changed its name to LUISS Guido Carli, in the memory of its former President, Guido Carli.

The university has several autonomous postgraduate schools: LUISS Business School, LUISS School of Political Economy, LUISS School of Government, LUISS School of Law, Massimo Baldini School of Journalism.

This is the third time the Rotman European Trading Competition takes place at the LUISS university.

Excited to join? Apply today!
Don’t wait! Only 51 teams can join!

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