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The elite, collegial group of financial wizards who call San Francisco’s One Maritime Plaza home have a new neighbor: John Boneparth, 58.

The elite, collegial group of financial wizards who call San Francisco’s One Maritime Plaza home have a new neighbor: John Boneparth, 58. The former head of Putnam Investments’ global institutional management group joined Hall Capital Partners — the independent, privately owned investment advisory firm founded in 1994 by Kathryn Hall — as its new president. Hall Capital, which oversees $22 billion in assets, occupies the fifth and 13th floors; hedge fund powerhouse Farallon Capital Management (whose founder, Thomas Steyer, went to Stanford Graduate School of Business with Hall) occupies the 20th and 21st floors, and the 12th floor houses private equity firm Hellman & Friedman (whose founder, Warren Hellman, seeded Steyer’s first fund and is on the board of Hall Capital). “I knew that they were all connected somehow, but I had no idea that they were all here in the same building,” says Boneparth. “It’s an amazing group of investors and luminaries.” Boneparth will help Hall spread the word about the firm’s portfolio-structuring capabilities and its connections to some of the best private equity and hedge fund managers in the world — whether they’re halfway around the world or a few steps away. “Great portfolios are global portfolios,” says Hall. “It’s important for our clients to know not only what is available but who the best investors are.”