Private Wealth Magazine | July/August 2014
Interview with Crystal Capital Partners
With over 20 years of alternative investment industry experience, Crystal Capital Partners helps advisors seamlessly integrate institutional-quality hedge fund portfolios into their advisory business.
Q. Describe your firm, its funds and its mission.
A. With over 20 years of alternative investment industry experience, Crystal Capital Partners helps advisors seamlessly integrate institutional-quality hedge fund portfolios into their advisory business. Our comprehensive service allows advisors and other ﬁnancial intermediaries the opportunity to attract more assets by providing their clients customized hedge fund portfolios.Starting at $250,000 per investor, and with no per-fund minimums, advisors can access over 75 institutional-quality hedge funds, beneﬁt from our proprietary hedge fund analytics, and leverage our qualitative research and independent operational due diligence. Other services include a streamlined subscription process, consolidated reporting, simpliﬁed ongoing portfolio rebalancing, consolidated
Q. What is your Investment Strategy?
A. We oﬀer two separate programs that allow advisors to construct institutional-quality customized hedge fund port-folios across multiple asset classes.
Customized Hedge Fund Portfolios - A Solution for Qualiﬁed Purchasers: Our proprietary qualitative research and quantitative analytics enable advisors to select amongst 75+ vetted, institutional-quality hedge funds and create customized hedge fund portfolios that are tailored to meet their clients’ unique investment objectives.
Customized Strategy Portfolios - A Solution for Accredited Investors: Advisors create customized hedge fund portfolios by selecting among diﬀerent Strategies. Each Strategy is managed by Crystal’s investment team and focuses on selecting institutional-quality hedge funds that share a common investing approach.
At a Glance
FIRM NAME: Crystal Capital Partners
PRINCIPALS: Steven Brod, George Brod
LOCATION: Miami, FL
AUM: $700 Million
FEE STRUCTURE: 1.5% management fee, no performance fee
MINIMUM INVESTMENT: $250,000
Q. How can your offerings be used in a balanced asset allocation strategy?
A. Our service allows advisors to incorporate a diversiﬁed, institutional-quality hedge fund portfolio into a traditional asset allocation mix. Hedge funds have the ability to invest both long and short across the spectrum of asset classes, geographies, and markets, and are increasingly being seen as a way to achieve individual investment objectives in terms of risk-adjusted re-turns, correlations, volatility, diversiﬁcation, and downside protection.
Q. Why should investors choose your offerings over others in your sector?
A. Our focus is providing advisors with investing and business solutions that will enhance their oﬀering as well as their clients’ portfolios. Our turn-key service allows advisors to resolve barriers of access, research, due diligence, reporting, port-folio execution, tax preparation, and other complexities that exist in the hedge fund industry. With our support, an advisor immediately becomes a full-service alternative investment ﬁrm, providing customized solutions for each of their clients and focus-ing their attention and resources on what is most important – servicing their investors.