Hi, I came across this at a thread on which you posted. " Best deal around? Come on pal, there are firms in Chicago paying guys 500k plus with 60k to 75k in base pay while you are training, not even placing trades, with full benefits and a chance at becoming a partner if you do well. No, that is not the norm of course. It's the exception. I'm just comparing what "making it" at Tower Hill looks like compared to "making it" at a better firm. The two are not the same. And the deferred hold back is not unique to Tower Hill. Every firm in Chicago does that and yes guys walk away from that. A good buddy of mine walked away with 500k in deferment to go to a smaller firm with more upside. He regretted it. But it was because of the circumstance of the new firm." could you mention a couple of such firms? I have a good job here now at a pure prop, but would still like to know, what kind of opportunities exists in discretionary trading.