Scott Hartman

Scott is a Principal and member of the distribution team for Aqueduct, based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Aqueduct, Scott was the Director of Business Development at Stonerise Capital Partners. Before that, he spent seven years at RS Investments, where he served as both an investment analyst and the Client Portfolio Manager for the RS Value equity strategies, which managed approximately $8 billion of AUM. Previous to that, Scott was a Partner at Blum Capital Partners where he oversaw the firm's capital markets efforts. He began his career in finance, holding CFO positions at both EGORA Holding Group in Munich, Germany and also Security Capital US Realty in London, England. Scott earned his BA from Stanford University and completed a joint MBA/JD program at the University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business and Hastings College of the Law.


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 founding partners Tom Roupe and Frank Edwards, along with partner Steve Lessing, have a collective 60 years of experience raising capital and are considered trusted advisors to many world class investors. Pawan Chaturvedi, another key senior team member, has been a principal investor at a leading university endowment and an advisor to some of the most sophisticated institutional investors 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.