Hi, I am new to the forum. I was just browsing the internet and came across Pinnacle Equity Management and am just wondering if anyone has actually worked there or has heard anything good/bad about them? Also, I was just wondering if prop. trading experience can eventually lead on to a trading role at an institutional trading floor (i.e. a trader at an investment bank)? I am not saying whether successful records at prop. trading will guarantee an i-banking trader job; but rather, I am just curious to know whether it would be a good place for me to gain some trading experience or to learn more about the markets... My last question is, how many prop trading house out there actually pay a decent base salary? A friend of mine recently joined a firm in Hong Kong that pays him a decent 50K HKD/month base salary + bonus. And they even send him over to Amsterdam to train for 5 weeks prior to start working. Is this uncommon here in North America?