I'm talking to some people to maybe help out managing a large account in the future. Since there is a lot of knowledge on this forum I would like bounce some ideas back and forth. At the moment I have no idea how the portfolio is structured, I have a meeting next Thursday, and at that meeting I would like to make a few suggestions/ give them some of my ideas. 1)I'm a big fan of The Templeton Global Bond Fund (7.67% p.a. since 1986) 2)Bridgewater Pure Alpha and All Weather have my interest too, if anyone has the investment minimums, performance since inception and max drawdowns, I would appreciate it. 3) Individual stocks for the longer term are difficult at the moment, valuations are getting a bit frothy. I still like UN here, especially with the 3% dividend. I will add more thoughts in the comments later. 4) Was thinking about an active swing trading strategy with a 2-3 day holding time using SPY. Using max 1% of portfolio, I have this strategy, but I hope it won't be too difficult to explain. 5) Having a small percentage of short individual stocks. I was thinking of only the worst of the worst. But not every investor is open for this, so I must first gauge interest. 6) I would really like to invest in Baupost, but since they are returning money, the chances are slim to none. 7) Schroder, Investco, Axa and Morgan Stanley Bond Funds. 8) 1-5% Gold, it's in a bull market now. 9) If anyone know of any good European and US real estate funds? 10) Trend follow funds a) Chesapeake : The Equiniox Fund did 12.09% yearly, the last 5 years. b) I like Transtrend: They did 11.9% a year (since 1995) with a 15% maximum drawdown. Which is great, although their last 2 years haven't been so good) c) I'm looking into the MAN AHL and GLG Partners funds. But they seem to have a lot of them. If anyone has any favourites? Please note that off topic remarks will be ignored. Thank you.