My trading partner and I are considering growing our business into an official CTA firm (Commodity Trading Advisor). For those not familiar with the CTA, it is a license/designation that allows a trader to place trades directly into clients' futures accounts; for sake of discussion, it's similar to a mutual fund where everyone's money is grouped together for trading purposes, but with the CTA, the money remains in separate accounts.Anyways, I was just curious if anyone here has worked with CTA's before and how the experience went. I'm just brainstorming here, but this type of relationship can be very lucrative for all parties involved if you find a good CTA that knows how to trade. For example, my trading partner and I are considering a setup where we would add $2 commission to each trade and take 20-30% of profits. In the futures biz, that little 2 bucks can add up rather quickly, along with the profit sharing feature. As a registered CTA we would be able to then pay referrals for new business that is generated. If you like the idea of annuitizing your biz with mutual funds, you haven't seen anything yet. Don't get me wrong, there are risks involved in futures trading and it's not for everyone or every client. But for those high net worth clients that could easily part with $50k and not flinch and for you to be able to offer a highly specialized niche product, could this type of setup work?I think it could be a great setup for the right broker, client and traders involved. The beauty of the futures markets is that we don't need to go out and try to accumulate millions and millions in assets as you guys do. We could literally do quite a bit with a few hundred thousand initially.Just looking for some feedback, that's all.Thanks!!