I am a one-man operation, and would like to hire a quant for around 4 weeks or work. I am worried that the person I hire might copy my data or the indicators that I have him work on.
What have others done to protect their assets from re-use by employees and contractors?
- I work from home, so not able to provide a locked-down PC/environment.
- I don't need to give them access to code, but to very particular historical data that can't be acquired anywhere else, in which I've identified opportunities that need further refinement.
Maybe my only option is to use the quant to educate me... "if I have X and Y, how would I produce Z?" Painful for both me and the quant.