If you are not serious about this post please do not PM me or waste your/my time responding. Quick Background: I trade futures (the ES) successfully and I've increased my account by approximately 6-fold this year -- I have stamped, verifiable brokerage statements to back this claim. I have the trading knowledge and ability to continue what I'm doing but I want to take my trading to the next level. I believe the answers to the movement of the market can be found in statistics - i.e. T-distribution vs. F-distribution. I use a very basic method of statistics to make money in the market but I want to develop a method of trading that can be automated (science), with the art (trader) in the background. Only problem, I have a working knowledge of C++ and a thorough understanding (not equivalents to a quantâs) knowledge of statistics (MBA in Analytical Finance). I am considering applying to the University of Chicago to fulfill these deficiencies but it would be much faster and much more profitable to find a person who already has these skills - i.e. a quant who doesn't know how to trade but wants to. I live in the South Chicagoland area but, as the world is flat, I would be open to talking with anyone from around the globe who has these talents.