Investment Solutions

Team

John Bourke
John Burke, Co-Head of Challenger Investment Solutions

John Burke joined Challenger in September 2015. Previously he was a Director at Deutsche Bank Australia providing derivative solutions to superannuation and insurance clients. Prior to this John worked for AllianceBernstein as a Senior Portfolio Manager covering Asia and Australia/NZ. John was also a Principal with Mercer Investment Consulting in London for 10 years where he consulted to clients on asset allocation and liability modelling. John is a CFA charterholder and studied at St Andrews University in Scotland where he completed a joint Master’s Degree in Economics and Modern History.

 

Josh Heller, Co-Head of Challenger Investment Solutions

Josh Heller joined Challenger in September 2015. Previously he was a Director at Deutsche Bank Australia providing derivative solutions to superannuation and insurance clients. Before moving to Australia Josh managed a cross-asset derivatives trading desk at Morgan Stanley in New York. Josh has 15 years of experience advising some of the largest pension, insurance and corporate clients in the US, Europe and Australia on risk management. Josh holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce with specialisation in Derivatives from Queen’s University in Canada.

 

Marco Barchman 
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.