Technical Questions

In order to ensure that every team has the same information, any questions asked regarding case content will be posted here. General questions about RETC 2021 Cases will be uploaded once the Cases are released.

Where can I download the Rotman Interactive Trader Client?

The RIT client v2.0 can be downloaded at

How do I use the RIT Client?

Video tutorials for the RIT Client can be found at

Is there any chance to use the Rotman Interactive Trader Client on macOS?

RIT runs on Microsoft Windows. It does not run on Apple Mac OS’s. If you want to run RIT on your Mac, you need to install a copy of Windows using the Bootcamp program and then install the RIT client on Windows.
Please see RIT – User Guide – Windows and Office Installation on a Mac Computer

Is it possible to use REST API for cases other than the Algorithmic Trading Case?

Yes, REST API will be available for all cases so competitors can use Python or Matlab to build a real-time model. However, order submission via API will only be allowed for the Volatility Trading Case and the Algo Case.

Does it make sense to prepare some scripts within the practice servers? Or is that useless/against the rules?

Once the case package and the practice cases are released, we advise that you read the case package and connect to the practice cases to prepare for the competition. In particular, you may want to develop an algorithm for the Intesa Sanpaolo Algorithmic Trading Case using a programming language that you’re comfortable with.


Is there an API for the RIT Client to automate the trading?

Yes, RIT Client supports two APIs – Excel VBA API and REST API. In order to use Excel VBA API, please feel free to refer to the following two documents:
RIT RTD document
RIT VBA API document
If you wish to use Python or any other platforms to use REST API, please refer to the following document:
RIT REST API document