i've made my living out of the markets for the last 5 years? i have a track record. to be honest, this topic is about how one would raise money IF they had a good strategy that was scalable, but didn't know any wealthy people. i never said i was that person. so if we could stay on topic, i'd appreciate it. so if you had a series 7, you still couldn't market hedge funds, or do people not know the answer to that. what if you registered as a broker/dealer (although i realize that is expensive, could you market hedge funds then?). and no one has any idea on whether you could work with financial advisors at established firms, so they could screen clients properly? i don't see a problem with this. maybe trying to talk to fund of funds managers. cold calling them has to be allowed i assume.