The short answer is yes, you can run a fund strategy using Quantopian today (or in 4 years).
I’m comfortable saying yes because we have been trading both internal and external capital every day for nearly 2 years. This includes individuals and small professionals trading their own brokerage accounts, allocations made through the Quantopian Open paper trading competition (totaling about $600k) and more recently through internal proprietary trading accounts.
I’d also encourage you check out the crowd-sourced fund we’re building at Quantopian. We are actively evaluating strategies with as little as 6 months of out of sample real money or paper track record for allocations. If you receive an allocation from Quantopian you license your algorithm to us and get paid a competitive quarterly AUM based performance fee. We think this arrangement is going to be extremely compelling to folks looking to get into the business since it offers a path to fee-based revenue and track record with zero startup costs (legal, operational, registration etc.) for the quant. Would love to hear any feedback you have if you check this option out.
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