Hi all, What are the skillsets that will be developed from starting my career as a trader on the equity option trading floor in a bank? And what are the exit opportunities in the future for further career developments? I aspire to be a successful hedgefund manager/owner in the future. Are there any star hedgefund managers that are from equity option/derivative background? I have heard that star hedgefund managers/owners come from the following backgrounds: (1) Stock picking & timing; (2) Commodities; (3) Fixed income markets; (4) Quant & high frequency algorithm programing trading; (5) M&A, corporate finance and distressed. I cannot seem to find star hedgefund managers/owners who started from equity (index) option traders... I am wondering if those skills such as greeks, straddles, etc. are useful for building my own fund successfully. I am weighing between the career as being a sell-side equity option trader vs. a (high frequency) quant trading strategy analyst in a top 10-20 quant hedgefund (I enjoy equally both C++/Java programming, as well as econ/finance and math/stochastics). Any thoughts? Thanks!