CRYSTAL CAPITAL PARTNERS • PRIVATE EQUITY & HEDGE FUNDS: est: 1994

Established in 1994, we are a seasoned team of investing professionals readily available to support you.

Our Journey

The Fund of Funds Generation
Crystal is Born

Crystal Associates LP registers with the SEC as a Registered Investment Adviser.

Emerald International Fund, a low volatility multi-strategy fund of funds is launched for offshore investors.

Trident Trust Company and Ernst and Young, the fund’s independent administrator and auditor, have been with us for over 20 years.

1994
Product Expansion

Sapphire International Fund, an opportunistic fund of funds is launched for offshore investors.

1997
Our First U.S. Fund

Topaz Fund LP, an onshore low volatility multi-strategy fund of funds is launched for high net worth U.S investors.

2001
Our First Institutional Fund

Topaz Institutional Fund Ltd, a low volatility multi-strategy fund of funds is launched for U.S and offshore institutional investors.

2003
An Advisory Focused Approach
Credit Suisse Principal Protected Note

Crystal Advisors creates a principal protected note program underwritten by Credit Suisse.

2004
Customized Hedge Fund Solutions for Advisors

Designed with advisors in mind, the Customized Hedge Fund Portfolio program is launched to help advisors deliver institutional hedge fund portfolios tailored to meet their clients’ investment objectives.

2007
Private Label Branding for Advisors

Our private label capabilities provide advisors with branded websites and allow them to deliver personalized reports and marketing collateral to their clients.

2009
Customized Hedge Fund Solutions for Institutions

The Customized Hedge Fund Portfolio Program is launched for institutions.

It is first adopted by the Bank of Oklahoma as the premier hedge fund solution for their investors.

2010
Operational Efficiencies
Mainstream Integration

We connect with major custodial platforms like Fidelity, Pershing and others to streamline transaction processes and provide integrated reporting.

2012
Online Portfolio Optimization and Rebalancing Technology

Improvements in proprietary portfolio optimization technology help advisors instantly analyze and monitor portfolio performance and liquidity.

2014
A Simple, One Time, Online Subscription Process

Our subscription process goes digital, eliminating the overwhelming paperwork and multiple signature requirements. We now offer a simple, one time, online subscription process.

2015
The Future
Private Equity Launch

The future looks bright! We are expanding into other areas of the alternative investing space starting with private equity.

2018
1994
Crystal is Born

Crystal Associates LP registers with the SEC as a Registered Investment Adviser.

Emerald International Fund, a low volatility multi-strategy fund of funds is launched for offshore investors.

Trident Trust Company and Ernst and Young, the fund’s independent administrator and auditor, have been with us for over 20 years.

1997
Product Expansion

Sapphire International Fund, an opportunistic fund of funds is launched for offshore investors.

2001
Our First U.S. Fund

Topaz Fund LP, an onshore low volatility multi-strategy fund of funds is launched for high net worth U.S investors.

2003
Our First Institutional Fund

Topaz Institutional Fund Ltd, a low volatility multi-strategy fund of funds is launched for U.S and offshore institutional investors.

2004
Credit Suisse Principal Protected Note

Crystal Advisors creates a principal protected note program underwritten by Credit Suisse.

2007
Customized Hedge Fund Solutions for Advisors

Designed with advisors in mind, the Customized Hedge Fund Portfolio program is launched to help advisors deliver institutional hedge fund portfolios tailored to meet their clients’ investment objectives.

2009
Private Label Branding for Advisors

Our private label capabilities provide advisors with branded websites and allow them to deliver personalized reports and marketing collateral to their clients.

2010
Customized Hedge Fund Solutions for Institutions

The Customized Hedge Fund Portfolio Program is launched for institutions.

It is first adopted by the Bank of Oklahoma as the premier hedge fund solution for their investors.

2012
Mainstream Integration

We connect with major custodial platforms like Fidelity, Pershing and others to streamline transaction processes and provide integrated reporting.

2014
Online Portfolio Optimization and Rebalancing Technology

Improvements in proprietary portfolio optimization technology help advisors instantly analyze and monitor portfolio performance and liquidity.

2015
A Simple, One Time, Online Subscription Process

Our subscription process goes digital, eliminating the overwhelming paperwork and multiple signature requirements. We now offer a simple, one time, online subscription process.

2018
Private Equity Launch

The future looks bright! We are expanding into other areas of the alternative investing space starting with private equity.

Our Team

We are a seasoned team of investing professionals readily available to support you.

Senior Partner & CEO


Steven Brod

Steven has over 20 years of alternative investing experience, launching and managing multiple low volatility fund of hedge fund vehicles. Having a keen understanding of the industry, he founded Crystal Capital Partners, LLC, providing financial advisors with customized hedge fund portfolio solutions. Steven is primarily responsible for the company’s strategic direction as well as overseeing manager selection and investment support services. He earned his M.B.A. with a specialization in investments from the University of Miami and his B.S. from Bentley College.

Founder, Research Committee Chairman


George Brod

George has over 25 years of alternative investing experience. In 1992, he co-founded Crystal Associates, LLP, and served as the PM of Emerald International Fund, Ltd., and Sapphire International Fund, Ltd., two multi-strategy offshore fund of hedge funds. He now serves as a consultant to Crystal Capital Partners, LLC, and oversees the quantitative research efforts including portfolio modeling and technical analytics. George has a deep knowledge of investments, mathematics, statistics, technology, and model developing. He earned his M.S.in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

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