Billy Breed

Billy is an Associate and member of the distribution team for Aqueduct, based in New York. Prior to joining Aqueduct, Billy worked throughout the entertainment industry and film financing space. He has over five years of experience in film fundraising, partnering with various entertainment companies, production studios, and venture firms consulting across their capital-raising and sales cycles. From investor sourcing and relationship optimization to strategic implementation and fundraising execution, Billy has extensive experience working within the capital placement ecosystem. Before his career in film financing, Billy was an actor and entrepreneur, performing in over fifty films and television shows, most notably the Oscar-winning film Green Book, as well as founding and successfully exiting two digitally focused content companies. Billy received his MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.


We are an alternative asset placement business focused on combining best in class investment talent with exclusive, sophisticated pools of capital.

The Firm

Aqueduct Capital Group, LLC. is a registered broker dealer founded in 2006 designed to represent a select number of industry leading alternatives fund managers. Our bespoke distribution strategy provides managers effective outsourcing of their business development and fundraising endeavors, and allows for significant asset growth and deeper relationships with a broad array of diverse investors.

The Strategy

Our approach brings fund managers and investors together in a selective manner characterized by unique access. Our team delivers notable expertise to managers at various stages of their capital-raising cycles and plays an integral role in expanding their investor base within our differentiated network of limited partner clients.

The Team

Aqueduct's partners Frank Edwards, Steve Lessing and Pawan Chaturvedi have a collective 60 years of experience raising and investing capital. They are considered trusted advisors to many world class investors and some of the most sophisticated institutions globally. They are assisted by a talented team of distribution, marketing and client services professionals in their ongoing endeavor to build the premier capital raising organization in the industry.