John Osbon established Osbon Capital in 2005 as a private firm for private people. Osbon Capital came out of John’s investment, philanthropic and community accomplishments.
Families are our only focus. The families we work for hold between $2 and $20 million in investable assets. We bring organization and confidence to family wealth.
The typical investment firm is seeded with conflicts of interest, sales pitches and one size fits all solutions. With tens of thousands of investment options available, we feel that only a small fraction of those are actually worth owning.
The investment world is designed to be overly complex.
With the right advisor, it doesn’t have to be.
We emphasize long term investing, acting, and planning. Through globally diversified portfolios, Osbon Capital is able to bring our families closer to achieving their goals.
No single person can provide best-in-class service in every aspect of investing and family wealth. That’s why we take full advantage of a diverse and talented team. At any given time there are seven to twelve people actively working to help run Osbon Capital. Since our founding, we’ve used flexible third-party contractors for specialized tasks to keep the business efficient and the quality high. We call them our unicorns because they are great partners and are not easy to find. It’s a testament to our collaborative approach that our team has been with us for many years. We are grateful for their work and commitment.
- John Osbon & Max Osbon – Owners & Managing Partners – Boston, MA
- Stephanie & Jill – Back Office – Cleveland, OH
- Jennifer – Trusts & Estate – Boston, MA
- Nick & Todd – Tax & CPA – Boston, MA
- Tom, Aaron, & Brody – CFP Analysts – Philadelphia, PA
- Steve & Annie – Client Experience – Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
- Julie – Legal – Boston, MA
- Matt – Operations Optimization – Tampa, FL
- Max – Compliance – Rowley, MA
- Jacob – Systems & Technology – Brooklyn, NY
- James – Executive Assistant and Special Projects – Norwalk, CT
About John F. Osbon
John oversees all investment decisions including security selection, allocation, and risk assessment for clients on a case-by-case custom basis. Osbon Capital is 100% owned by the Osbon family and is its sole investment vehicle.
John has served as an adjunct Professor of Finance Babson Graduate School of Business, received degrees from Columbia Business (MBA) & University of Chicago (BA Art History) and is a frequent commentator Forbes.com, WCVB, NECN, CNBC, BBJ and AP.
Outside of Osbon Capital, John serves as the Chairman of the Board of Overseers and is a Trustee ex officio of Boston Ballet. John also participates in the Wall Street Decathlon benefiting Dana-Farber Pediatric Cancer Research.
John established Osbon Capital in 2005 after two prosperous decades on Wall Street including opening Morgan Stanley’s private wealth office in Boston in 2000, and serving as Managing Director & Head of Atlantic Trust Boston and Managing Director Credit Suisse First Boston.
His past board affiliations include Park Street School, Peabody Essex Museum, Boys & Girls Club Nantucket, St. Paul’s Church Nantucket, Nantucket New School, Boston Children’s Museum and Boston Lyric Opera.
John is a ballet expert
John’s favorite apartment to live in was 1 Central Park West
John once took a job shoveling gravel in Alaska
John helped found the Park Street School in Boston
JOHN’S WORK HISTORY
NYC Opera Ballet & Joffrey Ballet Scholarship
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
About Max Osbon
Max shares responsibility with John for all investment decisions including security selection, allocation, and risk assessment for clients on a case-by-case custom basis. Osbon Capital is 100% owned by the Osbon family and is its sole investment vehicle.
Max earned full Osbon Capital partnership status in 2014 with the goal of building it for the next generation. Max enjoys working directly with the next generation of Osbon Capital Clients.
Previously, he worked for Bloomberg L.P. in NYC leading the coverage of the Goldman Sachs account. He left after three years for a self-funded six month trip in the southern hemisphere, writing neverinamerica.com along the way.
He has a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Finance from Santa Clara University, graduating top in his class.
Max participates annually in the Wall Street Decathlon, benefiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research. He is a Young Partner of Boston Ballet with a focus on event planning and audience building for that organization. Previous volunteer activities have included Advisory Board member for the Design Museum of Boston, and fundraising for the Boys & Girls Club of Boston. Max resides in the Fort Point area in Boston.
Max is a decathlete. His favorite event is the 400m race.
Max played guitar for 800 people at the Highline Ballroom in NYC
Max documented a six-month international adventure on his website Never In America.
Max co-starred in an Air Canada commercial in Paris
MAX’S WORK HISTORY
Santa Clara University
GOLDMAN SACHS RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
NEVER IN AMERICA
Author & Traveler
Disagreement is essential for functional markets
Oct 15, 2019 - John Osbon ( 5 mins to read)
It’s difficult to get a broad idea across in one headline. When it is done in the investment media, the bias almost always skews negative, mostly for dramatic effect. If all indicators were bad, everyone would want to sell and there would be no buyers. With positive consensus, on the other hand, there would be no sellers. A broad and balanced take on the market, with both positives and negative...READ MORE ›
Why You Should Be Skeptical When Prices Drop to Zero
Oct 7, 2019 - Max Osbon ( 7 mins to read)
Schwab made the headlines last week when the company announced it was cutting its trading commissions to $0. While this may seem like a great deal and an obvious win for consumers, there is more to the story and cause to be dubious. Specifically, if Schwab earns nothing via buying and selling securities for its clients, then how does it actually make money? It’s a question worth asking. Let’s f...READ MORE ›
What The Markets Don’t Care About