Assuming the following: 1. You have a proven system/edge which has shown excellent gains over a relatively short period of time (6 months). 2. You are confident that you are capable of continued geometric gains at a smaller account size (up to mid-six figures), and smaller but comparatively good returns thereafter. 3. You are confident that, given a few years, you would be able to continually expand your capital until you reach the optimal maximum limits for position size (all trades are intraday on the eminis) on your own. 4. The current gains on the smaller account size provides more than enough for your living expenses/material needs Given the above, would there be any reason to seek outside capital? What are the advantages of trading a larger account size in exchange for just a cut of the profits (20% the standard), instead of trading only personal capital and keeping all the gains? The main reason I can see for outside capital is to minimize personal risk and free one from trading "scared" -- but is this advantage worth the hassle of dealing with outside investors? Opinions would be appreciated!