Many skills, one management team

Every member of the Prime Capital management team has previously worked at other leading firms in the financial industry.
As specialists with extensive leadership experience, their skills in different areas complement each other perfectly.


Wolfgang Stolz

Chief Executive Officer, Board member

  • Founding member of Prime Capital AG
  • 13 years at UBS, most recently serving on Executive Board of UBS Investment Bank in London and Frankfurt
  • Responsible for establishing pan-European platforms for Equity Derivatives and Alternative Investments (portfolio worth USD 40 bn)
  • 10 years at Deutsche Bank & J.P. Morgan
  • Pioneer and expert in Alternative Investments and Derivatives with international network

John Staddon

Structuring & Legal, Board member

  • Head of Structuring & Legal since 2007
  • Specialist in structuring Alternative Investments and Complex Platform Solutions
  • 7 years at UBS as derivatives counsel and then as head of Equity Derivatives, Corporate Group
  • 5 years as capital markets lawyer at Freshfields

Dr. Werner Goricki

Chief Investment Officer, Board member

  • Chief Investment Officer (CIO) since 2007
  • 7 years at Feri Finance Group, partner and head of Hedge Funds – established and managed Hedge Fund Division with focus on institutional investors
  • Prior to that, held positions at Rabobank, Raiffeisen Zentralbank and Chrysler Corp.
  • Specialist in manager selection, portfolio construction and risk management of Alternative Investment portfolios

Dr. Thomas Keller

Chief Financial Officer, Board member

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since March 2010
  • Prior to that, 17 years at L-Bank and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. Responsible for Risk and Financial Controlling, Capital Markets Investments and Structured Investments
  • Latterly head of Group Treasury at Deka Bank
  • Graduate in business administration and energy technology, focusing on renewable energy

Andreas Kalusche

Head of Client Solutions & Public Relations, Board member

  • Since March 2018 Member of the Board of Bundesverband Alternative Investments (BAI), Bonn
  • Head of Client Solutions at Prime Capital since August 2014
  • Formerly spent 14 years with J.P. Morgan (Frankfurt and London) – client executive for German, Austrian and Swiss insurance companies and banks within the investment bank, member of the European management team for financial institutions; prior to that: Capital Markets; Strategic Insurance Advisory; head of Fixed Income Sales team; support for institutional investors (Fixed Income, Derivatives, Alternative Investments) within the markets department
  • Prior to J.P. Morgan, 7 years at HSBC Trinkaus – various positions in the Securities and Derivatives section in Düsseldorf and London; assistant to a board member
  • Studied economics in Hanover and Rouen (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce), trained as a banker

Rajan Puri

Chief Operating Officer

  • Joined Prime Capital in 2007, COO
  • Senior member of Structuring and Securitization team, focusing on risk and execution
  • 15 years’ experience in Structuring, Trading and Risk Management of equities, currencies and hedge fund derivatives
  • 2000–2006: Structuring Specialist in a banking and brokerage group (now Pali Capital and Euram Bank)
  • 1994–2000: Trader and Risk Manager of equity and hedge fund trading book at SBC/UBS (96–00). Prior to that, responsible for financial control of European equity derivatives business
  • 1989–1994: Worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Financial Services/Audit section