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.


  • Australian Reporting Season Wrap | Atlassian, Telstra, Coles, REA Group, Goodman Group

    It's the third of our Equity Mates Quartr specials, where we listen to the earnings calls of companies that interest us. Using the app Quartr, we've been taking out the best bits and talking about what it means. Because for a long time now we’ve had a gripe with earnings calls. Why? They’re at inconvenient times, and they’re hard to find and listen to on demand. But, they’re such a rich source of information for retail investors. This episode we hear from Atlassian, Telstra, REA Group, Coles and Goodman Group

    23 August

  • Expert Investor: Claude Walker | Assessing Management & Analysing Small Caps

    Claude specialises in assessing the efficiency and health of management teams, and scouring smaller, unloved and ignored micro-caps because, as Claude himself has said: ‘the market is much less efficient at the small end.’

    19 August

  • EU Reporting Season Wrap | Hearing from the CEOs of Europe's biggest companies

    Equity Mates is all about making markets accessible. For a long time now we’ve had a gripe with earnings calls. Why? They’re at inconvenient times, and they’re hard to find and listen to on demand. Last week Bryce and Alec made a deep dive on the US Tech Giants, but this week they turn their ears to Europe, and eavesdrop on some of the biggest companies you've never heard of (and some you definitely have) during their reporting season.

    16 August

  • Become a Superhero | Take control of yours

    Bryce and Alec look at some of the stats that surprise them, think about how they might optimise their own super, passive fees that might be eating away at your capacity to earn serious money, and take a look at the offering from today's sponsor - Superhero.

    14 August

  • Bonus: ATO Assistant Commissioner Tim Loh on why 'it's not a game of hide and seek'

    In this special bonus episode, Bryce and Alec talk to Tim Loh, Assistant Commissioner - Individuals and Intermediaries at the Australian Taxation Office. Tim talks us about what Equity Mates community should know about the tax implications of investing in cryptocurrency, and common tax mistakes made by investors so we can avoid them. Remember, don't take financial advice from a podcast! See a professional!

    11 August

  • CEO Series: John Guscic - Steering Webjet Through COVID

    On this episode, Bryce and Alec talk to John Guscic, the Managing Director of Webjet. But before that, John was previously Managing Director, Asia Pacific for GTA and formerly Managing Director, of the Travelport Business Group, Pacific region. Based in Tokyo, Japan, he was responsible for the Galileo and GTA brands in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Previous to that John was Managing Director, Galileo South Pacific and Flairview Travel.

    11 August

  • US Reporting Season Wrap-up | Hearing direct from the tech giant CEOs

    The US Reporting season is well and truly upon us, and all the big tech companies are holding their earnings calls. Despite being such a rich source of information for retail investors, earnings calls have been hard for the average person to access - they’re hard to find, and often at really unfortunate times. Thankfully, Quartr has solved this problem, and now allows the average investor to eavesdrop on these huge earnings calls. In today’s episode they cover four of the big US tech companies - hearing from Twitter, Facebook, Snap, and Square (who talks about their very important APT acquisition).

    8 August

  • Expert Investor: John Winters - Disrupting traditional brokers at Superhero

    There's been a lot written about Superhero recently. The latest entrant into the Australian online broker space is offering $5 trades for Australian stocks and free trades for Australian ETFs, putting the more-expensive traditional brokers on notice.

    8 August

  • It’s time Australians wake up to their super | John Winters, Superhero

    As part of our Super Saturdays series, Alec and Bryce sit down with John Winters - the CEO and Co-founder of Superhero. John is super passionate about the superannuation space, and he talks to Alec and Bryce about why that is, the low engagement Australians have with their super, and how he thinks Superhero's new product can radically change this. The statistics show that John isn't wrong - 17% of Australians do not know what type of fund their superannuation is with! So give this a listen, and help us give you the tools to wake up, and feel like you can take more control of your super.

    6 August

  • Expert Investor: Elise Kennedy on who is winning BNPL & Aussie Tech | Jarden

    In this episode, Alec and Bryce are joined by Elise Kennedy. Elise is Vice President of Equity Research at Jarden and leads the Australian Research team covering technology and the internet. She has over 10 years experience in financial markets, including 7 years at Morgan Stanley covering Telecommunication, Media, Technology and Gaming. Elise summarises Australia’s listed tech sector, and they continue the overrated v underrated game with Australia's answer to FAANG stocks - the WAAAX stocks. Then they have a look at some of the ‘older’ Australian tech companies - Webjet, REA, Seek, Carsales - and talk about whether she thinks there are still opportunities to be found.

    4 August

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