Since our founding in 2003, the reputation we uphold is based on our people, products and family values.


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 and operational efficiency.

Our story

In 2007, the company started its fund management business with a focus on outperforming benchmark indices. In 2019 Albemarle increased focus on alternative strategies.

Key People

Umberto Borghesi

Partner, Strategist and Fund Manager

Umberto has over 35 years’ experience in the financial industry as a fund manager and consultant. He has been an Albemarle shareholder since 2007, and is a strategist for the long only equity funds. Previously he was a Financial Advisor at Lemanik S.A.. He gained a degree in Philosophy from the University of Florence. Away from work he enjoys music, tennis and gastronomy.

Massimo Massimilla

Partner, CIO Alternative Strategies

Massimo has 17 years’ experience in finance, presiding over investments, teams and clients globally. Prior to Albemarle, he worked at Algebris Investments, covering multiple roles including Equity Portfolio Manager, Head of NPL Strategy and CEO Italy. He has also worked in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. He holds a Finance degree from Bocconi University.

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 a senior analyst at Tamburi Investment Partners, and as a consultant for KPMG. He holds an Economics & Financial Markets degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Fabrizio De Tomasi

Managing Director

Fabrizio has over 20 years’ experience covering senior roles at a number of large institutions, including J.P. Morgan, Allianz and Dresdner Kleinwort. He is a member of the Bank of England ‘Decision Maker Panel’ of finance directors, holds an Economics degree from LIUC-Università Cattaneo and an MBA from Bocconi University.