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.


  • Community: Sam Koslowski - Stock Tips & Start-Ups | The Daily Aus

    Sam Koslowski is one half of The Daily Aus, a news source for millennials who want the top news in under a minute a day. Alongside running his busy startup, Sam is a keen investor, and he joins Alec and Bryce to talk about his journey in the stockmarket, from his very beginnings, through to his biggest investing mistake, and his greatest wins.

    21 September

  • Community: SMH Journalist Jessica Irvine | 6 Things I’ve Learnt Since Becoming a Newbie Sharemarket Investor

    Bryce and Alec continue their conversation with our wide community of investors, and today they talk to Jessica Irvine, Senior Economics writer for the Sydney Morning Herald. In this conversation, they talk about what barriers Jessica saw that made her hesitant, how she overcame these challenges, and the resources that were really helpful when she was researching those first steps

    14 September

  • The Basics of Fixed Income & How to Invest In It | Blossom

    We talk about the need to diversify your portfolio a lot at Get Started Investing. This episode, Bryce and Alec talk to founder and Chief Investment Officer at Fortlake Asset Management, Dr Christian Baylis. Together they talk about why you should invest in fixed income, what role it plays in a diversified portfolio, and the process Christian goes through to assess a fixed income investment.

    7 September

  • Community: DJ Tigerlily on aligning your investments with your values

    On this episode of Get Started Investing, Bryce and Alec are joined by Dara Hayes… who you might know better by the name DJ Tigerlily. Dara is one of Australia’s most successful DJs… and her day job sees her touring the world, playing some of the biggest clubs across the globe, playing to tens of thousands of people all over the world, from Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.

    31 August

  • Sort Your Money: Improving your cash flow with Kylie Purcell | Finder

    Over three episodes we’ve partnered with Finder, to talk about all things personal finance and getting your money sorted so you can start investing. In this final episode we’re going to look at some of the best practices when it comes to personal finance, and how it can help your investing journey. And we have the pleasure of talking to one of Finder's editors, Kylie Purcell

    24 August

  • This is Super Important | Welcome to Super Saturdays

    With recent government changes to super legislation here in Australia, $100 billion of Australian’s money in underperforming super products, and a lot of people feeling a little in the dark when it comes to their super, Equity Mates Media, in partnership with Superhero, are going to shine a light on the super industry, with the aim of making Australian’s WAKE UP and take control of their super. Over three Saturdays we’ll be bringing you all the information you need to help you take more control.

    30 July

  • Bonus Episode: Lauren Simmons - The youngest female trader in the history of the New York Stock Exchange

    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

  • Global: Key factors to consider when investing overseas

    Alec and Bryce talk about currency risk (including the dreaded, to hedge or not to hedge question!?), where to find the information you need, and how to think about building a portfolio.

    19 July

  • Global: How do I *actually* invest overseas?

    In this episode, Alec and Bryce outline and focus on the three ways to invest overseas: Buy shares directly Invest in Australian-listed products Back the professionals

    12 July

  • Global: Why investors today need to think beyond Australia

    We're going Global! Well, Equity Mates is already available everywhere, but this episode is all about why you should set your sights (and put your dollars) into investments beyond Australia's shores.

    5 July

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