Pawan Chaturvedi

Pawan is a Partner and head of investments for Aqueduct. Before joining Aqueduct, Pawan was the Senior Investment Director at the UCLA Investment Company where he focused on various aspects of portfolio management, strategy and investment due diligence. Prior to UCLA, he was a Partner and a member of the management committee at Altius Associates (now part of Mercer), a leading private markets advisory and asset management firm managing approximately $23 billion in assets at that time. Earlier in his career, he was a business development manager at Sprint, and an Assistant Professor in radiology and electrical engineering at the University of Kansas. He is listed as an inventor on seven patents in telecommunications and medicine. Pawan holds an MSc degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


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.