Students of the Faculty of Economic Sciences competed in the Rotman International Trading Competition

1 March 2019

The team from the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw was competing with the best universities from all around the world in the prestigious Rotman International Trading Competition from 21st to 23rd of February, 2019. The team from the University of Warsaw took 19th place out of 52 teams. The competition was won by Université Laval from Quebec City, Canada.

Winning the first prize at Rotman European Trading Competition last year in Rome opened doors for our team to the world-class competition in Toronto. The team from University of Warsaw was the only  team  from Poland taking part in this competition. Most of the teams represented American and Canadian universities, but there were also teams from countries such as Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand.

Rotman International Trading Competition is a prestigious competition, hosted from 16 years at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. The competition was composed of varied cases, required both practical and theoretical knowledge of financial markets, mathematical modeling, programming, and economics. The cases were run on the simulated real-time market, where the key is the ability to immediately adapt to the changing market conditions. The cases included pricing of the financial instruments, credit and liquidity risk management, commodities markets, volatility, and algorithmic trading.

The University of Warsaw was represented by the following team: Katarzyna KryńskaMarta MałekKamil Mazur i Przemysław Ryś (leader). Robert Ślepaczuk, Ph.D. from the Department of Quantitative Finance  WNE UW was a team advisor. The team received active support from QFRG at University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences.

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