Crystal & Company Named Best North American Insurance Provider at 2014 Hedgeweek Awards

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NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crystal & Company, a leading strategic risk and insurance advisor, has been named Best North America Insurance Provider at the 4th Annual Hedgeweek Awards. Bringing together the top names in the U.S. hedge fund industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers, the Hedgeweek USA Awards were announced on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in an evening ceremony held in New York City.

Sandy Crystal, Executive Vice President at Crystal & Company, remarked on the firm's win, "Crystal & Company is honored to be recognized for developing innovative risk management and insurance solutions for the ever evolving needs of world's leading hedge funds." He continued, "Our team's expertise in the hedge fund sector helps firms to navigate a challenging regulatory and litigious environment."

The award winners were selected by the votes of Hedgeweek's 41,000 subscribers, who include institutional investors, wealth managers, fund managers and other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians, law firms and advisers. In each category, the firms with the most votes at the end of the voting period are subject to a final review by Hedgeweek's senior editorial team.

About Crystal & Company

Crystal & Company ( is a leading strategic risk and insurance advisor, addressing clients' risk management, insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consulting needs. The firm is comprised of more than 400 professionals, each distinguished by their technical expertise and industry-specific knowledge, and driven by their passion for client service. Crystal & Company is headquartered in New York with 10 regional offices throughout the country, placing over $1 billion in premiums annually in the global insurance marketplace. Established in 1933, the company has sustained its independence through 80 years and three generations of Crystal family ownership and management. Crystal & Company is a member of Brokerslink, a global alliance of leading independent insurance brokerages spanning more than 80 countries and 300 cities across the world.

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