thanks for responding. Are you based in the US?
Basically, I have passed series 34, plan to do Series 3 in July. I have quite big plans with regards to fundraising. I intend to use third party marketing companies to raise capital. I believe, a two trader company would be taken more seriously than a one trader company.
So basically, I'm exploring the idea of teaming up with someone like yourself, who is yet to apply(or has already applied, doesn't really matter). Subject to how we get on, trust, track records etc, we could form an LLC together and apply for CTA status as principals. The company would basically be a two strategy CTA, one strategy, traded by me, the other strategy traded by the second partner(possibly you). The main benefit to both of us, would be, as far as investors are concerned, one trader falling ill for an expected period of time, does not mean trading ceases. The other trader could step in pending the recovery of the primary trader. Plus, like I said it appears more professional.
In practice, we would both be responsible for our strategies, and would do our own fundraising individually. I'm based in Europe, so my efforts might be targeted at European residents, who i can reach easily for face to face meetings. If we did joint fundraising, investors might expect us to turn up together etc.
What are your thoughts? Is this something that might interest you?