Frank Edwards

Frank is the founder and Managing Partner of Aqueduct, based in Charlotte. Prior to starting the firm in early 2006, he founded AlphaLink Partners, a similar alternative investment intermediary and the predecessor firm to Aqueduct, in 2003. In 2001, he co-founded Turnstone Capital Management, serving as head of marketing and managing partner. Frank began his career at Morgan Stanley in the Private Client division in 1992, where his primary responsibility was developing the southeastern region. Upon leaving in 2001, he was a Principal of the firm and led one of their largest private client teams. Frank received his BSBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1992. 


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.