“The real strength of Albemarle Asset Management is our deep knowledge in European markets and the companies we invest into. This expertise, built through decades of specialisation – gives us a leading edge in identifying market mispricing within our concentrated investment universe.”


Fabrizio De Tomasi, CEO

Our Values


We have a family culture in which we all work together to deliver the best outcomes for clients. Our flat structure stimulates debate and encourages fresh ideas.

Client partnership

We see our clients as partners, with many having been invested with us since the inception of our funds.


We provide in-house, independent expertise without benchmark constraints. We don’t follow market trends or sentiment, but instead focus on our own research.

Clear investment ideas

Our equity strategy buys quality when undervalued relative to intrinsic values. Our fixed income strategy identifies mispricing through a quantamental approach.


Integrity and transparency are placed at the core of the way we do business. We understand the inherent responsibilities with growing and safeguarding clients’ assets

Contrarian & Opportunistic

We exploit irrational investor behaviour. Periods of market stress and turmoil often generate great opportunities.

Our story

In 2007, we started our fund management business with a mission to be a long term and trusted investment partner – guiding clients through unpredictable European financial markets.

Since then, We have always focused on what we do best: investment management, not asset gathering. In 2022, our UCITS funds became SFDR Article 8 compliant and in 2023, we became a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment.

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.

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.

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.