Authorised and regulated by the FCA, we operate in compliance with European regulations, such as the MIFID, AIFMD and EMIR.


Our core values have allowed Albemarle to adapt over the years to the most difficult market environments and to continue to grow as a company. They are: integrity, competence, operational efficiency and “giving back”.

Our story

Albemarle Asset Management was founded in 2003 in London. In 2007, after a change in the shareholder base, the company started its fund management business, with a particular focus on outperforming benchmark indices and searching for value. In 2019 Albemarle increased focus on alternative strategies.

Key People

Umberto Borghesi

Partner, Strategist and Fund Manager

Umberto has 35 years’ experience in finance as fund manager and consultant. He has been Albemarle shareholder since 2007. Previously he was a Financial Advisor at Lemanik SA.

Massimo Massimilla

Partner, CIO Alternative Strategies

Massimo has 17 years’ experience in finance, mainly in asset management, where he has presided over investments, teams and clients globally. Prior to Albemarle, Massimo worked at Algebris Investments, covering multiple roles including Equity Portfolio Manager, Head of NPL Strategy and CEO Italy. Massimo has also worked in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley

Claudio De Ranieri

CIO Long Only Strategies

Claudio has over 10 years’ buy-side experience as an analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to joining Albemarle, he worked as an analyst at Tamburi Investment Partners.

Fabrizio De Tomasi

Managing Director

Fabrizio has over 20 years’ experience and covered senior roles at a number of large institutions, including JP Morgan, Allianz and Dresdner Kleinwort. He is a member of the Bank of England “Decision Maker Panel” of finance directors.

Michela Bracali

Head of Marketing and HR

Michela has over 20 years’ experience in Marketing, Customer Relations and HR, of which 12 in Asset Management. Prior to Albemarle she worked for Chopard and Dior.