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: Fertility and IVF

    We take a deep dive into fertility and IVF... suggested by a member of the EM community

    20 June

  • Industry Deep Dive: Clothing Industry

    Bryce and Ren take a look at the clothing industry, (not within Ren’s circle of competence) but a fascinating industry all the same. The world consumes five times the amount of clothing it did twenty years ago, and approximately 80 billion new pieces of clothing are produced every single year. In Australia, the market size alone is $16 billion, and 24 333 businesses are involved in the industry. Globally though, this industry is projected to grow to $2.25 trillion by the year 2025!

    10 May

  • EM Chat: Industry Deep Dive - Infrastructure

    It’s an Industry Deep Dive episode! And it begins with a bit of a debate between Bryce and Ren about the very definition of today’s chat – Infrastructure – and just what qualifies

    14 March

  • Industry Deep Dive: Cloud 101

    When Natalie Piucco reached out to us and pitched a deep dive on the Cloud industry, we couldn't resist. Natalie is a Cloud Technologist, and Equity Mates community member, and works at Google.

    9 November

  • Industry Deep Dive: Video Game Industry

    One industry that has been boosted by the COVID-lockdowns is the video game industry. With hundreds of millions of players around the world and some of the world's biggest companies looking for ways to get involved, this is a fascinating industry to review.

    12 October

  • EM Chat: State of Electric Vehicle Industry (Tesla, Nikola & Workhorse)

    This episode is a little different that usual. During COVID we started an 'Afternoon Beer Discussions' series on YouTube. The concept was simple - we'd jump on Zoom and discuss one topic over one beer.

    10 September

  • Industry Deep Dive: Cyber Security

    In today's episode we take a look at the fast growing cyber security industry. There's a lot of reasons to like this industry.

    7 September

  • Industry Deep Dive: Investing In Renewable Energy

    In this episode, we deep dive into the renewable energy industry. Ørsted A/S, a Danish power company, was recently named the most sustainable company in the world.

    11 May

  • Industry Deep Dive : Pharmaceutical Industry

    The Pharmaceutical industry would have to be one of the most unique and globalised industries you can invest in. Be it the patent system that protects products for up to 20 years, the vast sums of money needed for research and development or the stigma that often surrounds the industry, it certainly is a fascinating area to look for opportunities to invest. We continue with our Industry Deep Dive series and jump into pharmaceuticals

    17 October

  • Industry Deep Dive: Agricultural Industry | You Got Beef?

    Agriculture. An enormous industry in Australia on many levels, from the vast land-use, contribution to export dollars and contribution to Australian Gross Domestic Product. Australia is lucky to be strategically placed in the Asia-Pacific to capitalise on the growing population of the Asian region

    19 September

  • Industry Deep Dive: Lithium - Powering the Renewable Energy Boom

    Our long awaited and often requested lithium episode is finally here. Lithium is a key component to batteries for electric cars and renewable energy generation - making it a critical component of the current transformation of our energy grid.

    1 August

  • Industry Deep Dive: Aviation | Is This Industry Taking Off?

    With revenue of $43.5 billion, adding $15 billion to the Australian economy in 2017, the aviation industry is massive and can provide plenty of opportunity for investors.

    27 May

  • Industry Deep Dive: Take a punt on this episode | Casinos

    James Packer's company Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) was in the headlines this week after it was revealed that US-based Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) was interested in a takeover.

    11 April

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