The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is pleased to present our 14th High School Market Simulation Challenge. The Rotman FRT-Lab is a state-of-the-art facility at the Rotman School of Management that contributes to the integration of theory and practice by running interactive simulation-based learning sessions and providing students with real-time access to financial resources and databases.
The High School Market Simulation Challenge provides exceptional high school students with an introduction to the field of finance and an opportunity to learn through simulated business scenarios. Students will participate in a morning workshop designed to introduce them to financial markets and the RIT Market Simulator platform, then in the afternoon they will have the opportunity to demonstrate their newly learned skills through a Market Simulation Challenge using the RIT Market Simulator. No prior preparation is necessary for this challenge, and all required resources will be provided before and during the competition.
BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab
Rotman School of Management
Room 290, North Building
105 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6
Teams located outside of the Greater Toronto Area are encouraged to register for the concurrent virtual event.
The Sales and Trader Case challenges participants to put their critical thinking and analytical abilities to the test in an environment that requires them to evaluate the liquidity risk associated with different tender offers. Participants will be faced with multiple tender offers throughout the case. This will require participants to make rapid judgments on the profitability and subsequent execution, or rejection, of each offer. Profits can be generated by taking advantage of price differentials between market prices and prices offered in the tender offers. Once any tender has been accepted, participants should aim to efficiently close out the large positions to maximize returns.
If you are participating using your school computers: Some school boards have firewalls that may prevent access to the RIT Simulator from school. If you are unable to ensure that the firewall can be dropped for the competition, the best option would be to participate from home on a PC computer.
HSMSC is a professional business competition, so participants are expected to dress in business casual or business formal attire.
Competition participants are responsible for following health and safety measures where applicable. Individuals should report health and safety concerns to the competition committee via email at financelab[at]rotman.utoronto.ca, who will promptly review, assess and implement measures to address the concern where appropriate.
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