Bill Zheng is the founder of the Investors Direct Financial Group, which is headquartered in Melbourne with offices in Sydney and Brisbane.
The company comprises 5 divisions: 1) Investor Education 2) Property Advisory 3) Financial Planning 4) Mortgage Solutions and 5) Property Management.
Bill was educated in China, Australia & USA and is fluent in both English and Chinese. His tertiary education includes Civil Engineering at South China University of Technology, Computer Science at RMIT, MBA at Monash University, Finance at the Securities Institute of Australia and numerous investment related courses in Australia, China, Hong Kong & USA.
After a long corporate career spanning positions in Australia, Hong Kong, China, USA, Canada & Northern Europe, Bill left PricewaterhouseCoopers Melbourne in 2000 to found Investors Direct, initially as a mortgage broking business solely servicing property investors.
In 2005, Bill became the highest ranked mortgage broker in Victoria during the first ever national survey of mortgage brokers, before then becoming a mentor to many of the MPA Top 100 mortgage brokers in Australia. He holds an Australian Credit Licence (No. 402950).
Bill soon became known for his unconventional views on property and finance. He not only personally executed numerous property strategies himself but also actively educated tens of thousands of property investors across Australia.
Bill was given the honour of being the Chief Judge for the inaugural Australian Property Investor of the Year Awards in 2008. With his practical knowledge and hands-on experience in real estate investment and finance, Bill has been invited to appear on property shows on TV and radio in Australia. He regularly writes for a variety of property investment magazines, newspapers and online investment portals and is one of the most sought after presenters on property and finance in Australia and South East Asia.