For additional information, contact:
Steven Brod
305.868.1500 (o)

Miami, FL - October 4, 2012

Crystal Expands to Meet RIAs' Growing Demands for Alternative Investment Funds

With the mission to help advisors grow their business, Crystal is pleased to announce their latest expansion. Over the past few months Crystal has made several key hires, strengthening the firm's research, distribution, and compliance teams. "We are confident that every new member of the team will play an instrumental role in the growth and management of the company," said Steven Brod, CEO of Crystal.

Additionally, Crystal has expanded their offices to deepen the support offered to existing and potential clients. The new offices will serve as the research headquarters so clients can experience and understand the robust due diligence process associated with the conflict-free manager sourcing and selection process. Crystal is not compensated by any of the managers on the platform. All due diligence reports are also readily available on the website portal. "Our growing business demonstrates our commitment to breaking down the barriers traditionally associated with hedge fund investing so that financial advisors can continue to meet the rising demand for alternatives and offer their QP clients diversified hedge fund portfolios of the most institutional-quality,” said Brod.

Crystal Capital Partners offers financial intermediaries turn-key solutions so they can seamlessly integrate hedge fund portfolios into their business and provide their qualified clients the same opportunities as the world’s largest investors. Crystal’s solution facilitates and supports an RIA’s business development needs and is provided at no cost to the advisor. Crystal's fees are based on AuM and are charged to the portfolios. Services include exposure to alternative investment funds, all vetted by a rigorous due diligence process, hedge fund transparency, portfolio construction tools, institutional safeguards, consolidated reporting, private label services and more.