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: Adam from Comedian v Economist on his biggest mistakes

    Adam joins Bryce and Alec, and shares a lot about his investment journey, including how he became obsessed with his super, how he invests for his kids, and the mistakes he still thinks about (including not investing in Apple when it was still 15c a share).

    22 June

  • Mistakes: The root cause of every mistake in investing (& life)

    t's another in our series of mistakes - the ones we've made, and how *not* to make them again! This week, we’re going to look at the reasons why we keep making these mistakes - known as cognitive biases. A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that occurs when people are processing and interpreting information in the world around them.

    15 June

  • Mistakes: Our worst mistakes and how you can avoid them

    Scared of investing because you don't want to stuff it up? Well, this is the right place to look. We’ve all made mistakes, and WILL make more mistakes as we learn to invest. That's part of the course! Don’t let the fear of making one stop you from getting started, and if you're wondering what other mistakes might be lurking on the horizon, that's what this episode is all about.

    8 June

  • Assets: How To Build A Portfolio

    In the third chapter of our Asset class(es), Bryce and Alec talk about how they think of different assets in their own portfolios.

    1 June

  • Assets: Why Would I Buy Different Assets?

    In our second Asset class, Bryce and Alec break down the need for different assets, and how your choice might reflect the stage of investing you're at. They define the terms, look at some examples, and explore the risks, and then play a game of 'Who am I', to help better understand the appeal of different assets for different investors.

    25 May

  • Assets: Welcome to Asset Class!

    Alec and Bryce talk about elements that beginner investors should think about when making investment decisions around assets, especially when making judgements on risk. They also talk about which asset class produces the best returns, what the most popular asset classes are, and why they could be useful...

    18 May

  • Community Investor: Alisha Aitken-Radburn

    Bryce and Alec are joined by one of our community members - Alisha Aitken-Radburn. Maybe recognised by some of you as a former contestant on some of our favourite reality television shows (we're talking about Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise) Alisha has a background working in politics, and is now a stake holder engagement and strategic communications specialist.

    11 May

  • Investing Styles: How Equity Mates Invest

    In this episode, we take a look at the specific investing styles, and what a month of their lives would look like, and then we unveil how we invest - Bryce and Alec ...

    4 May

  • Investing Styles: Who Am I? Find what works for you

    In this episode Alec and Bryce look at the different styles of active investing available - through a game! We covered what we mean when we discuss ‘investing styles’, and what to weigh up when deciding between active v passive.

    27 April

  • Investing Styles: Are You Passive Or Are You Active?

    This is the first of our new chapters series, where we’ll be doing chapters of multiple episodes unpacking one key concept. So, the first chapter, is the #1 topic for the Get Started Investing community: what are investing styles In this episode we discuss why they matter and how you can determine what style might be right for you.

    20 April

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