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.


  • CEO Series: Larry Diamond - Retail Investor Earnings Call (first ever!) | Zip Co (ASX: Z1P)

    Our first guest for this series is a long-term friend and previous guest of the show - Larry Diamond. Larry is the CEO and co-founder of Zip (ASX: Z1P), and in this conversation Bryce and Alec ask him the questions you helped put together - in our Equity Mates Facebook Discussion Group. Listen to his previous episode here.

    1 August

  • CEO Series: Grant Straker is taking on the tech giants from rural NZ

    It's no secret that New Zealand punches well above its weight with innovative, interesting companies that come across the pond and list on the ASX. In this episode, Alec and Bryce chat to Grant Straker - the co-founder and CEO of Straker Translations, an ASX-listed language translation service. Since co-founding Straker with his wife Merryn in 1999, the company has grown to $30m in revenue and a $130m market cap. Prior to Straker Translations, Grant was a paratrooper in the British Army. Straker has gone from strength to strength, with revenue growing from $10m in FY16 to $31m in FY21 (5 year CAGR, 25.6%) and guided for $50m in FY22, while the global market for language services was $43b in 2017, expected to be $67b in 2022 (5 year CAGR, 9.3%). Together they talk about how Straker will capture larger and larger market share in this growing market, their partnership with IBM, and what the future holds for Straker.

    28 July

  • Country Deep Dive: Germany's export giants | DAX 30

    Why deep dive on an industry, when you can deep dive on an entire country? This week, it's 'Guten Tag' to all things Deutschland - or more specifically the DAX30... is a stock market index consisting of the 30 major German blue chip companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Bryce and Alec discover that the German economy is *not* just automobiles, and take a tour through the largest economy in Europe, with a pitstop looking at some of the biggest or most interesting companies.

    25 July

  • Expert: Lauren Simmons | the youngest female trader in the history of the New York Stock Exchange

    Alec and Bryce are joined by Lauren Simmons, the youngest female trader in the history of the NY Stock Exchange. Together they have a conversation about hype investing, the dangers of crypto, trends she's heard and noticed in fellow millennials who invest, and her new venture as the host of Going Public. At 22 years old, Lauren Simmons shattered glass ceilings by becoming the youngest, and only full-time, female equity trader on Wall Street, as well as the second African American woman in 226 years.

    21 July

  • 6 high-conviction stocks from the experts for your watchlist

    You loved our last episode with two of our favourite picks from our Ausbiz show, that we decided to treat you again! This time we hear from two old friends of the show - Owen Raszkiewicz, the founder of Rask Invest, and Andrew Page, the founder and Managing Director of

    18 July

  • EM Talk: Farewell 2018

    We recap the year that was 2018!

    16 July

  • EM Talk: Two Stocks of the Year & One Exciting Announcement

    Episodes don't get much bigger than this. This is where both Bryce and Alec pick a stock to go head-to-head - winner is the stock that has the best percentage performance in 2019

    16 July

  • CEO Series: John Winters on seizing the investment opportunity in the US

    John is the co-founder and CEO of Superhero, an online broker offering Australian’s the lowest cost access to the Australian market and now the US stock market as well. Before co-founding Superhero, John was a stockbroker and private wealth manager at Shaw & Partners.

    15 July

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

    In this episode we break down the state of the electric vehicle industry and what is happening with the three major US electric vehicle stocks - Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA) and Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS).

    15 July

  • Expert Investor: Andrew Brown - Bold Predictions

    You’ve probably heard our bold predictions for 2021, but we wanted to ask friend of the show, expert investor, and Executive Director of East 72 Holdings, Andrew Brown to join us to make some of his own.

    14 July

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