Haskayne-Led Team Gold Takes Two First Places out of 6 Cases for 4th Overall and Team Red Takes 10th at RITC 2015 Competition

The Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) hosted 50 teams from 45 universities from February 19-21, 2015. The Haskayne School entered two teams (Gold and Red) of University of Calgary students. Calgary Team Gold took 4th overall in the competition. Team Red took 10th overall.

Team Gold won the BP Commodities Case and the S&P Capital IQ case.

The RITC competition format has 6 trading simulation cases:

Top teams must have skills in market-making, parsing information quickly to make trading decisions, computer programming, and team communication.

The Haskayne-led team included BComm, MBA, Engineering, Economics and Sociology students.

Other universities entered teams from engineering and business schools, economics and mathematics departments, as well as from specialty financial engineering programs. Some of the prestigous schools represented were: MIT, Cornell, Columbia, New York University, Princeton, Duke, Chicago, Berkeley, LSE, Indian Institute of Management and City University of Hong Kong. Canadian schools included Toronto, McGill, HEC Montréal, Laval, Queen's, McMaster, Western, Waterloo, and the University of Alberta.

General information about the RITC Competition is at http://ritc.rotman.utoronto.ca, and the results are posted at http://ritc.rotman.utoronto.ca/results.asp.

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Haskayne Team Gold Takes 4th Place

Haskayne Team Gold Receives the 4th place award at Toronto's CN Tower.

L to R: Constantine Zakrasov, Georg Jalkotzy, Taylor Ronsky, Carter Ensign, Branden Lewis, Ranjot Sandhu, Gordon Sick (Coach), Marco Salerno (RITC Director), Alex McKay (EmCee, Rotman)

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Haskayne Team Red Takes 10th

Haskayne Team Red Receives the 10th place award

L to R: Gordon Sick (Coach), Richard Hou, Brett Lomore, Jordan Grant, Catalina Cuzzani, Felicia Specht, Marco Salerno (RITC Director), Scott Woldum, Alexa MaKay (EmCee, Rotman)

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BP Award Ceremony

BP Award Ceremony at RITC 2015

L to R: Anthony Valente (BP) Gordon Sick (Coach), Constantine Zakrasov, Ranjot Sandhu, Taylor Ronsky, Georg Jalkotzy, Branden Lewis, Carter Ensign and Del Robostan (BP).

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RITC 2015 Team Results

  Sales & Trading BP Commodities Quant Outcry Optiver Options S&P Capital IQ Algo Overall Rank
Team Gold 13 1 28 10 1 8 4
Team Red 3 18 45 12 12 5 10

Haskayne RITC Teams in Calgary

Haskayne RITC Teams

Standing L to R: Gordon Sick (Coach), Carter Ensign, Constantine Zakrasov, Branden Lewis, Ranjot Sandhu, Scott Woldum, Jordan Grant, Georg Jalkotzy, Taylor Ronsky, George Hart (Assistant Coach)
Seated L to R: Felicia Specht, Brett Lomore, Catalina Cuzzani, Richard (Yunlong) Hou

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Haskayne Team Gold

Haskayne Team Gold

Standing L to R: Gordon Sick, Georg Jalkotzy, Taylor Ronsky, Branden Lewis, George Hart
Seated L to R: Constantine Zakrasov, Carter Ensign, Ranjot Sandhu

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Haskayne Team Red

Haskayne Team Red

Standing L to R: Gordon Sick, Scott Woldum, Jordan Grant, George Hart
Seated L to R: Felicia Specht, Brett Lomore, Catalina Cuzzani, Richard (Yunlong) Hou

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