I'm posting in this subforum although it's highly specialized in options since my experience with options forum is that it's mostly formed by amateurs. So going for professionals this time Please evaluate the following proposal. Feel free to comment in public or reach me in private. ========================= a) The target Development of a systematic (quantitative) options trading system. - Optimistic scenario: the system beats the market and scales up, recovering the investment costs and making the associates rich. - Pessimistic scenario: the experience generated (knowledge and code) gives enough kick to associates careers so at least they recover the investment costs. b) The audience Experienced options traders / quants / developers. All three combined, that is. Importantly: you can be experienced without being successful. Successful individuals need not apply (and make sarcastic comments! The purpose of this association is precisely correcting the "anomaly" (if you can call a 99% occurence - the ratio of experienced to successful - an anomaly). b) The time frame 2 years. c) The investment $15,000 for development costs and $20,000 in trading capital. d) The system 4 associates. By random drawing, one of them will work full time for a payment of $30,000 / year (which includes his own contribution of $7500). All four contribute indispensably, with knowledge and work. I'm employed full time so the amount of time is limited, I assume target audience has about the same situation. The sum is calibrated for a decent life in Eastern Europe but any location goes as long as it meets the low cost bar. Remember, the purpose is to make money by the product (trading system), not by the means (salary). ========================= This association would only fit highly entrepreneurial types who at the same time are close enough to success so that sharing their proprietary and long-researched knowledge can give the whole system "escape velocity". By themselves they might never make it, but together they stand a fair chance.