Julian Alworth is Chairman of the Company, a position he assumed in December 2002, prior to which he was Managing Director of the Company from January 2001.

Before joining the Company Mr. Alworth worked as Managing Director of Mediolanum International Funds Ltd (Dublin) from 1997 to 2000 as well as Managing Director of both Vicenza Funds Ltd. and Mediolanum Asset Management Ltd. He was also instrumental in setting up the joint venture between Mediolanum and State Street Global Advisors. Mr. Alworth designed and had prime responsibility for launching Fondamenta, the first Italian private equity fund of funds. Prior to Mediolanum, Mr. Alworth worked in the Monetary and Economics department of the Bank for International Settlements (1981-93) and was responsible for research on international capital markets and the BIS quarterly report.

Mr. Alworth has taught in several universities.  Lately, from 2003 to 2010 he lectured on Taxation and Business Strategy at Oxford Said Business School where he was also Associate Fellow.

His main research focuses on taxation and finance with more than fifty academic publications.

he has also been a consultant to the OECD, the European Commission, the IMF, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as for the government of Chili, Mexico and Peru.

In 2004 he founded also a consulting company in Milan, European Investment Consulting Srl.

He holds a D.Phil. from Oxford University, an M.Sc. from the University of Maryland and graduated summa cum laude from the Università di Roma. He also received several scholarships among which the Bonaldo Stringher and Luigi Einaudi Scholarships. Italian and U.S. national, Mr. Alworth is bilingual in English and Italian, and fluent in French and German.