Cayman-based Real Vision looks to conquer financial media world

Real Vision founder Raoul Pal, left, talks to the staff of his financial media company, located in central George Town. - Photo: Ken Silva

Hundreds of cruise ship passengers milled about George Town Central on a recent Wednesday afternoon, browsing through the jewelry and souvenir stands, or taking a break at one of the downtown restaurants.

Above them, on the second level of the Flagship Building, staff for the financial media company Real Vision worked to produce the latest content for the Cayman Enterprise City-based company.

Real Vision founder Raoul Pal, who owns a house on Little Cayman, has ambitious plans for his firm, aiming for it to “disrupt” the media industry and replace outlets like CNBC as the financial journalism outlet of record.

Real Vision has grown exponentially towards that goal over the last nearly five years, making it one of Cayman Enterprise City’s best success stories.

In January 2014, Pal said, his company was operating with four people out of a Cayman Enterprise City office.

Now, Real Vision has 25 employees in Cayman, another 40 in New York, and about 10 scattered throughout the rest of the world.

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