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Robert D. Bingham

Founder Emeritus


After teaching high school and working in international marketing, Bob entered the investment business in 1981. Bob and Ed Osborn founded Bingham & Osborn in 1985, and subsequently merged with John Scarborough’s investment advisory business in 1989 to form Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough, LLC. Bob retired from the firm in June of 2008.

Bob Resides in San Francisco.


  • B.A., cum laude, Amherst College


  • While a practitioner, Bob was a Certified Financial Planner™ certificant
  • Member of the Board of Directors of SquashDrive
  • Member of the Board of Advisors of Halleck Vineyards
  • Former member of the Board of Directors for the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (Treasurer and Co-chair of the Capital Campaign Committee)
  • Served as a technical editor for Eric Tyson’s Investing for Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • While a practitioner, Bob was widely quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Business Week and U.S. News & World Report as well as on regional and national radio and television
  • Served as an associate member of the CFP Board of Professional Review in Denver (2002-2004)
  • Former Director and officer of Children’s Garden of California
  • Former President of The University Club of San Francisco
  • Member of the Development Committee for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • Former Trustee for the Profession School of Psychology
  • Former Director for Associated Planners Group
  • Former President of the Amherst Association of Northern California

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