Thomas Roupe

Tom is co-founder and Managing Partner of Aqueduct, based in Houston. Prior to starting the firm in early 2006, he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co., and Regional Manager of their Private Wealth Management group in Houston from 2000 through 2006, where his role was heading their Southwestern business. Tom began his career in finance as a Principal and Investment Professional at Morgan Stanley where from 1993 to 2000 he played a leading role in developing their private client business in Texas and surrounding states. Tom graduated from Stanford University cum laude in 1987, with a BA in Art History and English, and received an MBA from Harvard University in 1993. He has served as a director on several boards including the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Texas Heart Institute, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.


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.