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Rotman Market Simulation Challenge x China [High School]

December 16, 2023

The BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab at the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) is pleased to announce that the 1st Edition of The Rotman Market Simulation Challenge x China 2023 for High School students, the challenge will be held virtually.

The Challenge will feature an innovative set of cases, delivered on the Lab Market Simulator platforms, allowing participating students to gather virtually and compete by identifying trading opportunities across a wide range of realistic simulated scenarios.

This Challenge will enable enthusiastic participants from high schools across China to connect and engage in a competitive format, as well as to network with sponsors and each other.

The Challenge is sponsored by: JT Group (“加通集团”) Canada.

JT Group (“加通集团”) Canada is a proud Canadian company dedicated to optimizing the study abroad experience for students. Its entities have assisted numerous students in gaining admission to prestigious institutions, securing job opportunities with leading companies, and obtaining Canadian immigration status. It was founded by Allen Ma, a University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Alumni and creator of the Allen X. Ma Scholarship for Leadership Excellence at Rotman Commerce. 


Registration Timeline




Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Virtual (Details will be sent directly to the participants)

Case Summaries

Sales and Trader Case

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.

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