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.


  • ASX week: Alison Savas - Two winners from decarbonisation

    In this episode, Bryce and Alec chat to Alison Savas - Antipodes’ Client Portfolio Manager. Alison has almost two decades of experience in the investment management industry, working for leading managers in Australia and Singapore. Antipodes have an active-ETF listed on the ASX, ticker code AGX1. In this conversation they talk about decarbonisation, get Alison's thoughts on what is happening internationally in this thematic, and then Alison talks about two specific stocks in greater detail.

    12 November

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • ASX week: Chris Demasi - Private equity, Public markets

    Welcome to Day 2 of ASX Week! In this episode, Bryce and Alec talk to Chris Demasi, the co-founder and portfolio manager of Montaka Global Investments. Montaka run two ASX-listed funds Montaka Global Long Only Equities Fund (ASX: MOGL) and Montaka Global Extension Fund (ASX: MKAX). They expand on Chris’ presentation, where he focused on the opportunity of investing in private markets and how we can access that through the ASX.

    11 November

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • ASX week: Eu-Jene Teng - Investing in EV's without buying Tesla

    It’s the third day of ASX Week, where we bring you some of the best sessions and experts from the bi-annual conference. In this episode, Bryce and Alec speak to Eu-Jene Teng, a Client Portfolio Manager at Martin Currie Investment Management, a part of Franklin Templeton. A group that manages $2.1 trillion and is the 6th largest asset manager in the world. In this conversation they look at the opportunities arising in emerging markets, and take a deep dive into the world of electric vehicles.

    10 November

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • ASX week: Adam Dawes - Buy, Hold, Sell

    In this episode we welcome back one of our favourite guests - Adam Dawes - the Senior Investment Advisor at Shaw & Partners. As Alec says, 'if you're going to do a Buy, Hold, Sell episode, there's one guy to do it'. The guys went out to the Equity Mates community, and ask Adam to give his opinion on whether he'd 'buy' or 'sell' stocks that you've asked to be reviewed. After going through the stocks by industry, Bryce and Alec challenge Adam with a Small Cap speed round for fun at the end!

    9 November

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • ASX week: Anthony Doyle - Is this time *actually* different?

    It’s ASX Week! In today’s episode, Bryce and Alec talk to Anthony Doyle, who has over 17 years’ experience in global financial markets, working for some of the largest investment management firms in Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom. In this chat, he expands on his ASX presentation, where he explains how the Post-Covid market is different to the Post-GFC market, and the effects of different policy settings as Australia reopens

    8 November

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • Three fundamental rules of investing with Kyle Macintyre | ASX Week

    The theme of this episode is “Three Fundamental Rules Of Investing”withKyle Macintyre. Kyle is investment director at Firetrail Investments - the high conviction investment experts. In his presentation, he used QANTAS as a case study to explain his three fundamental rules, so we asked him to re-tread this path with us.

    4 June

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • Fidelity's 6 favourite emerging market stocks with Anthony Doyle | ASX Week

    An epic episode, as Anthony walks us through the current context of the global economy, long term trends in emerging markets & the structural case for emerging markets for the long run, characteristics of emerging market stock market and finally, some of Anthony’s preferred companies in emerging markets.

    3 June

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • 4 megatrends that will define the coming decades with Kanish Chugh | ASX Week

    Kanish Chugh is the head of distribution at ETF securities and talked about how to define a megatrend, what exactly is thematic investing, using this in your own portfolio, and then went into detail with examples of thematic exposure.

    2 June

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • 7 highly disruptive stocks with Alex Pollak | ASX Week

    The theme of this episode is ‘Investing In Global Markets’ and we’re joined by CIO of Loftus Peak, Alex Pollak. Alex has 25 years experience specialising in investing in disruptive business models, and is now a Director of Loftus Peak and heads one of the best-performing teams in disruptive investment in Australia.

    1 June

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

  • Buy, hold or sell with Adam Dawes | ASX Week

    We’re joined by Adam Dawes, Senior Investment Advisor of Shaw & Partners, who held a buy, hold and sell session for ASX Investor Day attendees. We wanted to replicate this session on the podcast, so we reached out to the Equity Mates community in the Equity Mates Facebook Discussion Group and they gave us a huge list of stocks to talk about. This is an epic episode, so we hope you enjoy it.

    31 May

    Brought to you by Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

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