I am in a crossroad that am sure is familiar to many of you. I have to decide how to move forward from here. I left my quant position in wall st a couple of years ago to develop and test trading models. I finally came across a great model, and build a production level trading system around it. But it's a little too late as I already ran out of money to trade it or even create a track record and look for a PM position. I've been talking to several hedge funds and prop shops and here are the options: 1) Join a hedge fund who is willing to help with their capital and resources to make the model up and running. The catch is that they want me to share the secret sauce with them!? 2) Join a hedge fund with a long-term commitment. They provide the capital but I am legally binded and locked with them for +5 years. 3) Hibernate the model, go back to work as a high-frequency quant strategist or a jr trader for years until I pay off my debt and make enough money to give it another shot in 3-4 years. 4) Borrow my last 10K credit line and trade with this scared money but with the highest discipline I can find in myself. I'd appreciate your advice in which option you recommend putting yourself in my shoes. I also want to add that I'm professionally familiar with trading psychology and back testing problems and hence have full confidence in the model I have (3digit return w/ Sharpe >5). Sorry for the long post and many thanks in advance.