Chilton adds Bear Stearns client relations pro for pension push

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Chilton Investment, which manages about $9 billion in hedge fund assets, has hired Francie Heller to serve as a managing director in client relations. Heller joins Chilton from Bear Stearns, where she most recently served as senior managing director and head of the pension, endowment and foundations services group.

In the new position, Heller will lead Chilton’s efforts to work with corporate and public pension plans. She will report to Colleen Ferguson, director of client relations. Prior to Bear Stearns, Heller was president of MBIA Municipal Investors Service Corp.

In a prepared statement, firm founder Richard Chilton said Heller