QuoteOriginally posted by: WarwickGradI'm a day trader, looking to develop longer term trading strategies that are scaleable, therefore increasing my attractiveness to prop desks at inv banks/hedge fundsany advice as to how i can make the transition? is the quant route the right way forward?thanks in advanceps: i am 30 this year, have an MSc Economics & Finance and a BA in Accounting anf Finance from Warwick, so not the ideal quant backgroundI don't think the quant route is your best option. Few quants ever make it to the prop desk.I think getting a prop trading job at an IB is going to be tough. Daytrading experience isn't going to count for much with these firms.I think you already have the best game plan. Develop a scalable trading strategy, build a track record, then approach some hedge funds. There are funds which essentially operate a trader pool whereby each trader is given as little as $10MM in capital. These firms might be your best bet.