Welcome

Founded in 1991, Common Sense Investment Management, LLC (“CSIM”) is an SEC registered investment adviser, a member of the National Futures Association, and a CFTC registered commodity pool operator. Based in Portland, Oregon, Common Sense provides its clients with innovative alternative investment solutions with a focus on capital preservation and risk management.

Investment Philosophy

Common Sense strives to never take a large loss. Capital preservation and risk management are the cornerstones of our portfolios.

Common Sense strives to never take a large loss. Capital preservation and risk management are the cornerstones of our portfolios.

CSIM believes:

  • Capital preservation and risk management are the cornerstones of an effective investment program.
  • Alternative portfolios should add true alpha and are regularly considered non-replicable by institutional consultants and investors.
  • Alternative investment solutions should add true diversification to a client’s overall portfolio.
  • Managers and clients should have aligned interests and be invested alongside each other.

What We Do

At CSIM we believe in building strong and lasting relationships, and building relationships takes time. We strive to construct alternative investment solutions that perform over full market cycles.

At CSIM we believe in building strong and lasting relationships, and building relationships takes time. We strive to construct alternative investment solutions that perform over full market cycles.

CSIM has two core strategies:

Hedge Fund Strategies: Focused on fundamentally driven equity long/short hedge funds

Liquid Strategies: Focused on managed futures and currency managers through an engineering-based approach

Charitable Giving

The Common Sense Investment Management Charitable Foundation (the “Foundation”) and its affiliate have been giving to charitable causes since 2004. Contributions to the Foundation come from CSIM where part of the firm’s objectives is to give at a minimum 10% of net profits every year.
Over the past 10 years the Foundation has donated to local Oregon, Domestic US and International causes.

One of CSIM’s guiding principles is to lead by example and encourage others to live generously. The Common Sense Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity and is open to external donors.

A Thousand Miles, A Single Step...

Common Sense is focused on clients and their needs. We offer investment services across a broad spectrum, providing diversification designed to perform across full market cycles.

Investing is not easy, and we have established relationships with investment advisers, commodity trading advisers, banks, administrators, and other service providers to give our clients access to what we believe are unique and leading edge strategies.