The Smarter Way to Manage
Illiquidity and Risk of Private Markets

VISION

Rethink Your Risk Management Possibilities.

We address the new requirements of the participants to the private market industry, seeking better price transparency and liquidity terms, lighter capital solutions and more efficient risk management instruments – as they prepare for broader distribution to retail and DC plans and for increased institutional regulation (Solvency II, Basel III, EIOPA’s directives, etc.).

Surprising as it may seem, the private markets are the only asset category to have just sporadic liquidity and no efficient way for investors to hedge or transfer risk. And we are filling this anachronistic gap.

$5tn+

Private Funds

$40b+

Secondary Turnover

$0-

Risk Transfer Transactions

Optimize allocation. Extract alpha. Hedge with no basis risk.

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Distill risk premium dynamics.

Take advantage of predictability.

Arbitrage valuations.

Simplify complexity. Defy convention. Set the route.

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SOLUTIONS

Innovative, Transparent, Disruptive.

Fintech applications enabled by unifying proprietary valuation metrics with a single focus: the risk management needs of private market investors.

Analytics

Forward-looking, patented algorithms to extract predictive information from public markets’ valuation data

Advisory

Quantitative research, market and allocation intelligence, actionable guidance easily accessible in the cloud

Indices

A more coherent, fixed income-like, approach to model and replicate private market performance dynamics

Derivatives

Synthetic trading and product solutions designed to enable efficient risk transfer and ETF-like liquidity

Get finally ready.

XTAL provides the tools to put the private markets in a forward and dynamic perspective.

We integrate innovative pricing analytics and derivative solutions in a unique risk transfer platform to pave the way for the next generation of liquid private markets investment products, bridging the efficiency gap between the public and the private markets, without compromising the risk premium.

Our company name, XTAL, is the acronym of eXchange Traded Alternatives, but also the abbreviation of Crystal, to emphasize our uncompromising focus on enabling transparency and efficient liquidity in the private markets.

Filter noise, decode early market signals, be proactive.

Manage your risks
LEADERSHIP

Massimiliano Saccone, CFA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Out-of-the-Box
Thinking.

Challenging
Conventions.

Relying on
Data.

COMMITMENT

Quantitative, Unbiased, Actionable Answers.

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UPDATES & INSIGHTS

@thedarcroom

Proprietary technology, investment and capital markets expertise to shape a more efficient marketplace for private markets’ investors. Engagement and knowledge sharing to grow reputation, trust and lasting relations.

Follow us for private market valuation, trading and risk insights.

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Fill the Gap.