Business Models

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by granville, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. What types of business models exist for startups in this industry? We were recently advised to focus on R&D (our strength) and not on production systems (let others trade the money).

    Here are some possibilities:

    * Sell/lease trading systems to hedge funds
    * Trade through a prop firm
    * Raise and manage AUM directly
    * Sell to Fund of Funds
    * Hire management with track record and access to capital
    * Distribute fund through a broker or other channel such as Citi's Consulting Group

    Are there any others? What haven’t we considered?

    Thank you for your ideas and input!