Based on my understanding, you plan on deploying your own systematic strategy. There are several items to consider: - what frequencies will you be looking at? This will dictate tech infrastructure, broker/execution infrastructure, strategies, as well as costs and expected variance of PL. - what (approximate) amount of money do you plan on putting into this venture? Basically anything higher frequency than 1 millisecond would be difficult sub $1million. - do you have anyone to bounce ideas off of from the industry? Specifically in the quant space. - what languages do you write?