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Membership FAQ

What is The Blacklist?

“It’s the difference between watching one of the world’s greatest hedge fund managers…and having a three-hour dinner with them”

The Blacklist is an “access all areas” membership that gives you the chance to hang out with our star contributors and pick their brains about everything from Amazon to Asia.

Think of these brilliant people as your own (very) special group of trusted advisors and mentors.

But it’s not just about meeting the world’s greatest investors. It’s the chance to do this with your peers and then discuss, debate, explore different investment strategies and opportunities together.  

The Blacklist tier includes several premium benefits that are exclusive to the Blacklist offering.

Who are the “mentors” or Real Vision contributors participating in the events?

The mentors and contributors are hand-picked by The Blacklist team. The mix of people is very important so that our members get the most out of each event.  

We are busy planning every incredible detail and booking guests to attend our scheduled events around the globe, details of which will be shared soon.

How much does a membership cost?

The Blacklist costs $35,000 to join as a member for 1 year, denominated in US dollars, and $55,000 for a 2-year membership. 

Can I pay in monthly installments?

Membership fees are expected to be paid in full at the time of purchase. We do not offer monthly installments at this time.

Can I pay via wire transfer, SWIFT or ACH?

Yes. Please contact us at blacklist@realvision.com and we will help facilitate your domestic or international wire transfer or ACH.

I purchased a membership but have changed my mind. Can I get a refund?

We do not provide credit or refunds for any cancelled Blacklist membership subscriptions so please think carefully before joining.

What is included in The Blacklist membership?

The Blacklist includes:

  1. The Blacklist Live Summits (Quarterly) – One-of-a-kind intimate experiences featuring extraordinary special guests from the world of finance, geopolitics, lifestyle or business. Hear from the founders of trailblazing start-ups, business leaders, hedge fund managers and immerse yourself in discussions about exciting new investment opportunities. Held in extraordinary locations around the world ranging from Caribbean beaches to the world’s Top 50 restaurants.
  2. Guerrilla Events (Anytime, Anywhere) – This wasn’t on our original Blacklist blueprint, but it quickly developed on its own. One of the great strengths of The Blacklist is that our members are from 5 different continents… which means that dinners, roundtables, and drinks can happen anytime, anywhere.
  3. The Blacklist Strategy Call (8 per year) – Join from anywhere in the world and speak directly to our hand-picked finance and business superstars. Calls will focus on asset allocation, macro strategies, geopolitics, private investments, personal performance and anything else that members want to explore.
  4. The Quarterly Call with Raoul – Raoul Pal answers your questions in this quarterly dial-in call. Send in your questions beforehand or raise them on the call so you can discuss them with Raoul and the other members of The Blacklist.
  5. The Blacklist Network – This is a private group for Blacklist members. You will connect with others, grow your network, develop meaningful connections and discuss important articles, research and hopefully many investment opportunities.
  6. The Bundle – Get access to Real Vision, Think Tank and Macro Insiders for free for a full year. If you already subscribe to any of these, you get an additional year added onto the end of your current subscription.
  7. The Recap (Quarterly) – Don’t have time to attend every Blacklist Quarterly Event? We get it. And while we can’t recreate the experience, we do the next best thing – send you a comprehensive report of each event, complete with detailed summaries of speaker presentations, photos, and more. Not only does it give non-attendee members access to valuable takeaways simply not available to anyone else, it also takes the note-taking pressure off attendees, allowing them to enjoy the moment. Of course, conversations at the bar stay private…

When attending the live events do members receive free travel & accommodations?

Travel and accommodation is not included in a Blacklist membership. Only entry into the “experience” (read: event or film set) and food and beverage during the experience is included in the membership.

Travel to and from the experience & accommodations are the financial responsibility of the member. For The Blacklist members, we do provide concierge services to help facilitate your plans and are happy to recommend hotels and restaurants near the venue. However, members will have to reserve, book and pay for the hotels or restaurants themselves.

For example – if an event was to take place on a yacht in Grand Cayman and was followed by a private dinner on the beach, your membership includes everything happening at the event that day (food & beverage, yacht hire, transportation from the yacht to the private dinner and dinner itself). Members will only be responsible to pay for their travel and accommodations to and from Grand Cayman.

I don’t live in the U.S. How many events will take place outside the U.S.?

We are planning events around the world. Our goal is to make the events as convenient as possible for the majority of our members. We will host events across multiple continents throughout the year.

I can’t make it to an event or a phone call. Can I get a one on one meeting with Raoul or the featured contributor?

Unfortunately, no. We will not be able to host “catch up” sessions. However, we will do everything we can to ensure the maximum number of members can join every call. Also, we will provide recordings of every call after it has concluded.

During the monthly and quarterly calls, will I get answers to all my questions?

We will do our best to get all questions answered during the call but cannot guarantee every question you have will be answered.

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Mark Yusko

Morgan Creek Capital Management, Co- Founder, CEO, & CIO

Mark Yusko is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. He is also the Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Digital Assets.

Morgan Creek Capital Management was founded in 2004 and currently manages close to $2 billion in discretionary and non-discretionary assets. Prior to founding Morgan Creek, Mr. Yusko was CIO and Founder of UNC Management Company (UNCMC), the Endowment investment office for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, he was Senior Investment Director for the University of Notre Dame Investment Office. Mr. Yusko has been at the forefront of institutional investing throughout his career. An early investor in alternative asset classes at Notre Dame, he brought the Endowment Model of investing to UNC, which contributed to significant performance gains for the Endowment. The Endowment Model is the cornerstone philosophy of Morgan Creek, as is the mandate to Invest in Innovation.

Mr. Yusko is again at the forefront of investing through Morgan Creek Digital Assets, which was formed in 2018. Morgan Creek Digital is an early stage investor in blockchain technology, digital currency and digital assets through the firm’s Venture Capital and Digital Asset Index Fund.

Mr. Yusko received a BA with Honors from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago.

Anthony Scaramucci

SkyBridge Capital, Founder & Co-Managing Partner

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Earlier, he was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co. In 2016, Scaramucci was ranked #85 in Worth Magazine’sPower 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year –New York” Award in the Financial Services category. Anthony is amember of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of both The Brain Tumor Foundation and Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He was a member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012. In November 2016, he was named to President-Elect Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. In June 2017, he wasnamed the Chief Strategy Officer of the EXIM Bank. He served as the White House Communications Director for a period in July 2017. Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Michael Saylor

MicroStrategy, Co-Founder

Mr. Saylor is a technologist, entrepreneur, business executive, philanthropist, and best-selling author. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Office of MicroStrategy, Inc. (MSTR). Since co-founding the company at the age of 24, Mr. Saylor has built MicroStrategy into a global leader in business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services. In 2012, he authored The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, which earned a spot on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

Mr. Saylor attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an S.B. in Science, Technology, and Society.

Alex Saunders

Nugget's News, Founder & CEO

Alex Saunders is the founder and CEO of Nugget’s News, a digital media company focused on all things crypto. Alex has been captivated by cryptocurrency since 2012 and in 2017 he began educating globally on the benefits of cryptocurrency and how to safely acquireit. Nugget’s News has been listed as a top-20 podcast by Business Insider, ShapeShift and Lifehacker and has over 120k YouTube subscribers with 9 million total views.Alex is also heavily focused on his cryptocurrency education platform Collective Shift which currently serves over 4,500 members. provides his unique perspectives by utilising his expertise in fundamental analysis, technical analysis and market sentiment. He is working towards his mission of making it easier for everyone to understand the financial world.

James Putra

TradeStation Crypto, Inc., Sr. Director of Product Strategy

James helped launch TradeStation Crypto’s offering which utilizes a true online brokerage model that self-directed investors and traders have come to expect for equities, futures, and foreign currency markets. He is a reputed crypto asset specialist and blockchain thought leader focused on helping people find innovative ways to participate in this space. He is active in the blockchain community with speaking engagements, TV appearances and mentoring. James has over 15 years of experience in the Fintech industry.

Raoul Pal

Real Vision, Co-Founder & CEO

Raoul Pal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Real Vision, the world’s pre-eminent financial media platform, which helps members understand the complex world of finance, business, and the global economy.

Real Vision members also have access to Real Vision Crypto, a cryptocurrency and digital assets video channel watched by over 80,000 people. In addition, Raoul has been publishing Global Macro Investor since January 2005 to provide original, high quality, quantifiable and easily readable research for the global macro investment community hedge funds, family offices, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. It draws on his considerable 31 years of experience in advising hedge funds and managing a global macro hedge fund. Global Macro Investor has one of the very best, proven track records of any newsletter in the industry, producing extremely positive returns in eight out of the last twelve years.

He retired from managing client money at the age of 36 in 2004 and now lives in the tiny Caribbean island of Little Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Previously he co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for GLG Partners, one of the largest hedge fund groups in the world. Raoul moved to GLG from Goldman Sachs where he co-managed the hedge fund sales business in Equities and Equity Derivatives in Europe. In this role, Raoul established strong relationships with many of the world’s pre-eminent hedge funds, learning from their styles and experiences.

Other stop-off points on the way were NatWest Markets and HSBC, although he began his career by training traders in technical analysis.

Peter McCormack

What Bitcoin Did, Journalist

Peter McCormack is a full time journalist/podcaster covering topics such as Freedom, Human Rights, Censorship and Bitcoin. Peter created and hosts the What Bitcoin Did Podcast, a twice-weekly Bitcoin podcast where he interviews experts in the world of Bitcoin development, privacy, investment and adoption. Launched in November of 2017, the podcast has grown to over 100 episodes with a guest list that is a testament to the diversity of knowledge and opinions that represent the broader Bitcoin community. Expanding his growing list of human interest recordings, documentaries and films Peter has recently launched the Defiance podcast and DefianceTV.

Caitlin Long

Avanti Financial Group, Founder & CEO

22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. In 2018-20 she led the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 20 blockchain-enabling laws. From 2016-18 she jointly spearheaded a blockchain project for delivering market index data to Vanguard as chairman and president of Symbiont, an enterprise blockchain start-up. Caitlin ran Morgan Stanley’s pension solutions business (2007-2016), heldsenior roles at Credit Suisse (1997-2007) and began her career at Salomon Brothers (1994-1997). She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD, 1994), the Kennedy School of Government (MPP, 1994) and the University of Wyoming (BA, 1990).

Hunter Horsley

Bitwise Asset Management, CEO

Hunter Horsley is Chief Executive Officer of Bitwise Asset Management. Prior to Bitwise, he was a product manager at Facebook, working on advertiser products including the multibillion-dollar sponsored content ecosystem and ad breaks in videos. Before Facebook, Horlsey was a product manager at Instagram, responsible for multiple advertising products generating several hundred million dollars of revenue. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in economics. Recently, Horsley was named a member of Forbes’ 2019 “30 Under 30” list.

Luke Gromen

Forest For The Trees, Founder & President

Luke Gromen has 25 years of experience in equity research, equity research sales, and as a macro/thematic analyst. He is the founder and president of macro/thematic research firm FFTT, LLC, which he founded in early 2014 to address and leverage the opportunity he saw created by applying what clients and former colleagues consistently described as a “unique ability to connect the dots” during a time when he saw an increasing “silo-ing” of perspectives occurring on Wall Street and in corporate America.

FFTT caters to institutions and sophisticated individuals by aggregating a wide variety of macroeconomic, thematic and sector trends in an unconventional manner to identify investable developing economic bottlenecks for his clients. Prior to founding FFTT, Luke was a founding partner of Cleveland Research Company, where he worked from 2006-14. At CRC, Luke worked in sales and edited CRC’s flagship weekly thematic research summary piece (“Straight from the Source”) for the firm’s clients. Prior to that, Luke was a partner at Midwest Research, where he worked in equity research and sales from 1996-2006. While in sales, Luke was a founding editor of Midwest’s widely-read weekly thematic summary (“Heard in the Midwest”) for the firm’s clients, in which he aggregated and combined proprietary research from Midwest with inputs from other sources.

Luke Gromen holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He earned the CFA designation in 2003.

Meltem Demirors

CoinShares, Chief Strategy Officer

Meltem Demirors is Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, an investment firm that manages billions in assets on behalf of a global investor base, and is a trusted partner to investors and entrepreneurs navigating the digital asset ecosystem. Meltem oversees the firm’s managed strategies group and its New York office and leads corporate development.

Previously, she was part of the founding team of Digital Currency Group. As a veteran investor in the digital currency space, she has invested in over 250 companies in the ecosystem.

Meltem is passionate about education and advocacy, and teaches the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme and co-chairs the WEF Cryptocurrency Council.