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What is Rask?

Rask is a diversified investment research, news, education, podcast and money network which is Australian-owned and created right here in sunny Melbourne.

Our company was founded in 2017 by Owen Raszkiewicz, originally to provide financial and investment education to the majority of Australians and Kiwis who go without. 

We’ve already enrolled 26,000 students into our online finance courses — and we’re aiming for 100,000! 

Our vision

We dream of a world in which everyone has equal access to free financial education and can invest with optimism for a better tomorrow.

Our story

Rask’s journey started in 2017 in a suburban lounge room, in Melbourne’s outer-east suburb of Upwey, at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges.

In the beginning, a regular day at Rask HQ saw Owen typing mindlessly on a keyboard trying to understand why people found investing and finance so intimidating, and Sophie, Rask’s designer and creative expert at the time, would make helpful animation videos. 

“Rask Finance” was our first website. It provided the world with free education, including courses, tutorials and videos about popular personal finance and investment topics like the sharemarket, tax, superannuation, insurance and more. This later became Rask Education. 

By the end of 2018, The Rask Group had expanded to include news, through Rask Media; investment and financial advice, through our members-only portal called Rask Invest; and podcasts, including the popular Australian Investors Podcast series. Today, our membership service is called Rask Core 🌏 and we have over 4,000 members. 

In 2019, we launched a website devoted to news, data and information on Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs, called Best ETFs. ETFs are becoming an extremely popular way for everyday Australian investors to access the sharemarket, bond market and overseas markets (shares, bonds, currencies, etc.). As of 2022, we’re the leading independent source of ETF education and news. 


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what we do

200,000 podcast listeners every month

In 2019, we launched two of Australia’s highest-ranking and most-followed business podcasts called The Australian Finance Podcast and The Australian Investors Podcast. More recently, we added The Australian Business Podcast and The Australian Property Podcast

As of 2024, these four podcasts attract around 200,000 unique listeners every month and accumulate 6m+ downloads a year. And they’re growing, wicked fast. 

Nearly 30,000 students in free courses

Rask’s mission of ’empowering Australians and Kiwis’ has stayed the same since 2017, but we now have more to offer you.

Already, around 50,000 Aussies have a Rask account. Within that, nearly 30,000 have enrolled in a free online course

When you get a free Rask account you can get 15+ free courses on investing, budgeting, property or business, stock reports and much more. 

Invest with Owen & the Rask team

Our community of writers and contributors, offer free and actionable investment insights to 40,000+ readers on Rask Media.

However, we also offer premium members-only access to our exclusive research and you can invest with Owen Rask and our team.

After years of researching the best ETFs and companies we can find, teaching value investing workshops throughout the country, and commenting on important matters in the media, you can now access our team’s investment research or get us to do it for you.

To infinity & beyond

Every day, I – Owen – imagine a single mum or dad with two kids, or (increasingly common in our audience) grandparent, investing with me, jumping on our websites or listening to a trusted Rask podcast to find comfort in knowing that she is not alone, and now she is capable of providing for her young family, thanks to our honest advice, investing services and education. 

I wake up each day being extremely humbled, knowing hundreds of thousands of Australians choose Rask to help them build and maintain life-changing investment portfolios, inside and outside of their Super. The money they make from our services, research and education helps them to give back, support innovation and live happier, more confident lives. 

Finally, I skip to work (even if work is sometimes in my spare bedroom, with my favourite trackies) knowing that I get to spend my day with a small team that includes Australia’s most capable, honest and creative finance professionals. 

Those are just some of the reasons why I’m proud to present all of our investment services, courses, news, content, research, events and educational material to thousands of Australians and Kiwis. Over the past three years we’ve taken care to create things that will help you.

Over the next three years, with our community and network growing faster than ever, and being backed by like-minded and passionate finance professionals, our aim is simple: help more people learn to control their finances and invest for their future.

As the Founder of Rask, I’m extremely excited by what comes next for us, including for our partners who help us make this platform great by contributing their time and effort, for our team here at Rask who have a purpose of helping people, and — most importantly — for you, our loyal supporter, reader, viewer, user, student and member. Thanks for helping us, help others. 

From Rask, thank you.

Owen Rask
Founder, Rask 

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Our Team

Monique Pizzica
Podcast Manager
Owen Rask
Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Kate Campbell
Podcast Host & Educator
Kevin Fung
Senior Analyst
Mitchell Sneddon
Head of Funds Management
Jennifer Buhian
Automations Specialist
Jaz Harrison
Investment writer
Pete Wargent
Macroeconomic Consultant
Karen Eley
Chair of the Investment Committee