Raising Capital--Track Record?
I started a discretionary, volatility-based strategy a little over a year ago that has performed quite well, both in absolute terms and on a risk-adjusted basis. However, the money invested is all my own and it is sub-$100K. I understand that this is unlikely to impress anyone when it comes to raising capital, so I have no illusions on this point. But say I continue to achieve similar returns for the next year or two (think 70%+ returns, sortino around 3.00, etc.), which, I know, is not by any means a given. Am I fooling myself by thinking that this will impress anyone and/or be useful for raising capital to launch a fund based on the same strategy? I am already registered, have a firm/website, write report templates, etc., but I don't have a traditional finance background or experience working at another buyside or sell-side firm (and I've tried to transition into the industry, but can't even get an interview anywhere). Anyway, curious to hear others' thoughts on this, including next steps I could take to have a chance of raising capital.
Thanks for your comments!