Suzanne Ford

Suzanne is a Vice President and member of the operations and project management teams for Aqueduct, based in Houston. She oversees internal projects for the firm and works closely with the partners. Suzanne brings over twenty years of business experience in investment operations with a concentration in private wealth management, corporate finance and alternative assets. Prior to joining Aqueduct with Tom Roupe in 2006, she held the position of Vice President at Avalon Advisors LLC, a Houston-based investment advisor firm. She began her tenure at Morgan Stanley in 1996 with the same team where they built one of the firm’s largest private client businesses. Suzanne established her finance career at Shearson Lehman Brothers in Corporate Finance before moving into wealth management.


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.