Long time lurker looking for some input. I am early 30s, assistant PM on a L/S ETF strategy. Sparing the drama, we took some serious blows (AUM) being part of the bank that went through the most trouble this year, hence putting the feelers out...you know when you're becoming overhead. Is there a good avenue into prop trading at this stage in my career? Have other mid-career finance professionals just saved up 6-12 mos. of living expenses and took the plunge? I am coming to view prop trading as that pinnacle holy grail occupation. The current strategy our group runs is top down, global macro and I have come to view the world, and trades, from that lens. Are there shops that impart that view on new traders? Lastly, I am very analytical, but not a quant whiz...I think there's a big difference. How much is that going to hold me back? Thanks for any insights.