Meet your hosts
Alec RenehanAlec 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 LeskeBryce 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: Gemma Dale - How to build a balanced portfolioIn this episode, Bryce and Alec talk to Gemma Dale, who’s the Director, SMSF and Investor Behaviour at NAB, about the principles behind building a balanced portfolio. They chat about Gemma's definition of a balanced portfolio, how actually to go about building one for yourself, and then they throw a stack of hypothetical scenarios at Gemma, playing a little game we call, Balanced v Unbalanced.
ASX Week: John Caulfield - 5 mistakes ETF investors should avoidIn this episode, Bryce and Alec chat to John Caulfied, Director, Intermediaries and Institutions from VanEck, and what he thinks are the 5 mistakes ETF investors should avoid. We know that ETFs are something that the Equity Mates community loves, and hearing about other people's mistakes is a good way of not making them yourself! Prior to joining VanEck, John was the Director of Business Development at FTSE Group (Australia), and he's also worked at the London Metal Exchange.
ASX Week: Helen Chong - Insights from the centre of Australian financeHelen explains the Role of the ASX and the changing nature of investors in Australia. Every year the ASX does an investor study which gives us a glimpse of the Australian investing landscape and who is investing where. Alec, Bryce and Helen unpack some of the key findings ... which are fascinating.