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.


  • What is the biggest barrier or myth to investing? | Summer Series

    Over the past five weeks, we’ve heard from over a dozen community members about their investing journeys and the most important things they’ve learnt along the way. This week, in our penultimate episode of the summer series, we’re hearing from all these guests again as they tell Bryce and Alec about the biggest myths or barriers they’ve faced with investing.

    18 January

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  • What is the story of your first investment? | Summer Series

    It’s easy to forget that we all started with that one first investment. In this episode, we’re hearing stories from four of our community members about how they started investing and why they continue to do so. We welcome back Natasha Etschmann (@tashinvests) to the show, as well as Maddie, Dylan and James, who share some great stories with Bryce and Alec.

    11 January

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  • What is one thing you wish you knew when you started investing? | Summer Series

    We’ve hit the halfway point of our summer series as we take on the New Year. In this episode, Bryce and Alec are joined by Molly Benjamin, the founder of Ladies Finance Club, as well as Youtuber Justin Baldori and fellow community member Josh Sgro. Our three guests have a few years of investing experience, but they share the key things they wish they knew before they started investing. We hope this episode might help you skip a step in the journey when getting started.

    4 January

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  • What is your biggest investing mistake? | Summer Series

    This is the second episode of our summer series, and today we’re hearing about the biggest mistakes that three of our community members have made. Even the world’s most successful investors make mistakes, the important thing is that we learn from them. Bryce and Alec chat with Queenie Tan (@investwithqueenie), Simon Rinne and Courtney Wade, who share their mistakes in the hope that others might avoid doing the same thing. Of course it wouldn’t be a complete episode without a mistake around crypto investing!

    28 December

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  • Do you have an investing goal or style? | Summer Series

    21 December

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