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Osbon Capital Management is a family office and independent wealth management firm located in Boston. We provide comprehensive investment services to wealthy families and entrepreneurs. With no products to sell or shareholders to satisfy, we have candid, unbiased, thoughtful partnerships with our clients. We’ve worked hard to create an investor experience united by a shared purpose and shared values.

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Latest Articles

The Triumph Of Intangible Assets

Intangibles Play A Major Role In Today’s Economy

Sep 23, 2020 - John Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Over the past 20 years, intangible assets have become the dominant factor in company valuations. Today approximately 85% of the valuation of the S&P 500 is defined by intangibles, while in 1975, that percentage was just 17%. Intangibles are notoriously difficult to value. Given their slippery nature and their power to generate returns, it’s worth paying attention to the qualities of intangibles...

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Population Growth Is Cooling Off

Major Long Term Trends In Population Are Baked In

Sep 16, 2020 - Max Osbon ( 7 mins to read)

Population trends are often absent from investment research reports. Population growth rates are best when measured in decades and centuries, which is perhaps too slow to be considered new information. Since 1900, the world population has exploded from 1.6 billion to 6.1 billion in 2000 and 7.8 billion today. However, population growth passed an inflection point nearly 50 years ago and is now f...

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Deferring Capital Gains With Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs)

The Challenges and Opportunities of QOZ Investing

Sep 9, 2020 - John Osbon ( 4 mins to read)

The U.S. Department of the Treasury Opportunity Zones, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, offers unique and creative tax opportunities for high net worth investors with capital gains. In exchange for investing in economically distressed areas, the IRS provides investors with substantial benefits that reduce, delay and avoid taxation. The right partner, the right location and the righ...

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The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy presents Lantern Stories by artist Yu-Wen. This public art installation of thirty lanterns was created to celebrate Boston Chinatown’s vibrant community, culture and resiliency. Lantern images celebrate culture – art, calligraphy, music and performance, as well as the community’s strong commitment to education, entrepreneurship, and social justice. Visit the lanterns on Boston’s Greenway September 23 - November 15, 2020.