You have a system that is awesome, great stats, performs well in all kinds of markets and by the looks of it, will continue to do well. However, you have absolutely no economics/finance education and almost no means by which to raise money. You look shitty on paper and probably will have a difficult if not impossible time raising money. Your friend has all the econ/finance education in the world, lots of money, and lots of connections with rich people who're eager to invest. However, despite all of his credentials and connections, he has no friggin clue how to actually make money trading. Do you partner up with him to start a hedge fund, knowing that he'll easily be able to raise millions? Or do you stick it out on your own, hoping that eventually your peformance will attract investors? Remember, once your rich friend has your system, you are completely expendable.