Josh Heller, Head of Solutions
Josh Heller joined Challenger in September 2015 and currently holds the position of Head of Solutions. Previously he was a Director at Deutsche Bank Australia providing derivative solutions to superannuation and insurance clients. Before moving to Australia, Josh managed a derivatives trading desk and new product development at Morgan Stanley in New York. Josh has 18 years of experience advising some of the largest pension, insurance and corporate clients in the US, Europe and Australia on risk management.
Marco Barchmann, Quantitative Analyst, Challenger Investment Solutions
Marco Barchmann joined Challenger in September 2017. Previously he was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank Australia holding roles across the bank’s trading and structuring divisions. Marco has over eight years of financial markets experience in structuring hedging solutions, asset-liability modelling, relative value research and interest rate trading. Before Deutsche Bank he worked for d-fine GmbH a German risk management and financial consultancy. Marco is a CFA charterholder. He studied at Dresden University of Technology in Germany where he completed a Master’s Degree in Financial Mathematics with a focus on Stochastic Analysis.
Dushan Ranasinghe, Analyst, Challenger Investment Solutions
Dushan Ranasinghe joined Challenger in January 2020. Previously he was an Analyst at the Reserve Bank of Australia covering foreign exchange markets, focusing on developed economies and derivatives markets. Dushan studied at the University of Melbourne where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Finance, and a Diploma of Languages in Mandarin Chinese. His research focused on the relationship between economic and financial market uncertainty.