Meet your hosts

  • Alec Renehan

    Alec developed an interest in investing after realising he was spending all that he was earning. Investing became his form of 'forced saving'. While his first investment, Slater and Gordon (SGH), was a resounding failure, he learnt a lot from that experience. He hopes to share those lessons amongst others through the podcast and help people realise that if he can make money investing, anyone can.
  • Bryce Leske

    Bryce has had an interest in the stock market since his parents encouraged him to save 50c a fortnight from the age of 5. Once he had saved $500 he bought his first stock - BKI - a Listed Investment Company (LIC), and since then hasn't stopped. He hopes that Equity Mates can help make investing understandable and accessible. He loves the Essendon Football Club, and lives in Sydney.


  • Industry Deep Dive: Solar - The world's cheapest renewable energy

    Today, we’re going to discuss the energy transition, and the investment opportunity of decarbonisation. This episode is proudly sponsored by InStyle Solar, one of the largest solar companies in Australia, and a Clean Energy Council approved retailer. Not only is solar a clean energy solution, but there are plenty of financial benefits as well, some of which we’ll touch on later in this episode.

    25 October

  • Expert: The Search for Generational Businesses | Fidelity Global Future Leaders

    James Abela & Maroun Younes are the co-portfolio managers of Fidelity’s Global Future Leaders fund. Today we’re going to talk about how they broadly construct a portfolio, then look at the specific individual stocks that they hold, introduce the fund, and close out with our final three questions we ask every guest.

    21 October

  • Who are the winners in the payments wars? | ETF Securities

    ETF Securities have recently released a new ETF tracking the global FinTech industry with significant exposure to blockchain technology, decentralised finance, digital payments and peer-to-peer lending - ETFS Fintech & Blockchain ETF (Exchange Code: FTEC). Alec and Bryce talk to Chris Titley, who's a stockbroker at Morgans Financial, and has a passion for this industry of emerging fintechs, digital banks and payments companies. Then they talk to Kanish Chugh, the Head of Distribution at ETF Securities Australia, about the rationale for creating an ETF that tracks this space, and the importance for retail investors to be exposed to this new disruptive technology.

    18 October

  • CEO: Kelly Bayer Rosmarin - Is 5G All It's Cracked Up To Be? | Optus

    Kelly Bayer Rosmarin was appointed CEO of Optus and Consumer Australia on 1 April 2020. Prior to joining Optus, Kelly spent 14 years with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) where she held several senior positions.

    14 October

  • Australia's generational energy opportunity | ETF Securities

    In this episode Bryce and Alec talk to Dr Fiona Simon, the CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council, the peak body for Australia’s hydrogen industry with members from across the hydrogen value chain. They talk about Australia's unique opportunity with hydrogen, and the future of the industry. Then they chat to Kanish Chung, from ETF Securities about their recently released ETF tracking the global hydrogen industry - ETFS Hydrogen ETF (ASX Code: HGEN). HGEN provides exposure to hydrogen economy including fuel cells, electrolysers, refuelling stations and green hydrogen.

    11 October

  • Expert: Mark Carnegie - The Opportunity in Ethereum

    Mark has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and corporate adviser in New York, London and Sydney. He co-founded leading Australian boutique corporate advisory, venture capital and private equity firm Carnegie, Wylie & Co with John Wylie in 2000. In August 2007, Carnegie Wylie was acquired by leading Wall Street bank Lazard Inc. Mark then went on to found M.H. Carnegie & Co, managing more than $900 million on behalf of institutional, wholesale and high net worth clients. As a corporate adviser, Mark has advised Qantas and Coles Myer on general strategic matters, Westfield on its $22 billion merger and Qantas on its JetStarAsia start-up in Singapore. Mark holds a BA from Oxford University and a BSc (Hons) from Melbourne University. He is a former Treasurer of the Oxford Union.

    9 October

  • Expert: Lawrence Lam - Investing in Founder-Led Businesses

    Bryce & Alec interview Lawrence Lam, Managing Director & Founder of Lumenary Investment Management. Lawrence runs a global equities strategy focused exclusively on founder-led companies. The fund invests in founders who own and run their companies, consisting of 10-20 founder-led companies, with an emphasis on emerging products and services.

    7 October

  • Carbon capture, Google & Facebooks ad duopoly and where are Bryce and Alec investing?

    Today Bryce and Alec take another look at what's happening at Woolies, Facebook and Google breaking up the ad duopoly, and the World’s biggest plant to pull CO2 from the air.

    4 October

  • Expert: Paul Wilson - Finding Australia's best tech businesses | Bailador

    Paul is the co-founder and partner at Bailador Technology Investments (ASX: BTI). Bailador specialises in investing expansion capital in fast-growing Australian businesses. In today’s conversation, we’re going to look at the Bailador Portfolio, take a closer look at two specific case studies and then pick his brain, for his thoughts on Australia’s vibrant and successful start up scene.

    30 September

  • Woolworths' buyback, Evergrande's debt and expert's stocks for the next 5 years

    It's another chat episode! You've been talking non stop about the Woolworths buyback in the Facebook Discussion group, so Alec and Bryce give you the 101 on what's going on. Then the guys do a deep dive on Evergrande, break down the facts about the latest SPAC merger: $DNA, and compare their notes about a recent article on Livewire: 13 stock picks for the next five years.

    27 September

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