Max Osbon

Personal Finance, Retirement, Investing
“Max Osbon, Partner of Osbon Capital Management, wants to make the most of what his clients have saved for their retirement and he does not want them to outlive their assets.”

Osbon Capital Management, LLC

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Partner, Investment Advisor


Max Osbon, Partner of Osbon Capital Management, shares responsibility with his partner, 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.

Previously, he worked for Bloomberg L.P. in NYC leading the coverage of the Goldman Sachs account. He left voluntarily after three years for a self funded six month trip in the southern hemisphere, writing along the way.

Max Osbon began contributing to Osbon Capital in 2007 as a sophomore in college, doing analysis and special projects. He proceeded by turning an internship at Bloomberg into subsequent employment and a quick advancement to a competitive sales position. A landmark event for Osbon Capital occurred when Max Osbon joined Osbon Capital as a partner in 2013.

He has a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in finance from Santa Clara University, graduating top in his class by number of class credits.

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.


BA, BS, Finance and Mathematics , Santa Clara University

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You wouldn't want to sell in the money call options on your underlying because you'd be locking in a loss. With that math, you'd have to give the shares to the owner of the options at $82, not the current market value of $84.5. Yes, you'd earn the premium at $2.20/share. That means you'd get $82 + $2.20 = $84.20. So, you're looking at an immediate loss of -$.30/share. Not what you intended.

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