Vitali Kalesnik, PhD

Vitali Kalesnik, PhD

Partner, Director of Research, Research Affiliates Global Advisors (Europe) Limited

Vitali Kalesnik is a partner and Director of Research. He leads research and business strategy in the European region. Previously, Vitali led the Equity Research team and continues to perform general equity-related research.

He has co-authored articles that have been recognized with four Graham and Dodd Scroll Awards, a Financial Analysts Journal Readers’ Choice Award, a William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Award, a Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award, and a Graham and Dodd Top Award for "What Is Quality?" His research strengthens and expands Research Affiliates’ products—in particular, RAFI Fundamental Index strategies—and supports our global tactical asset allocation products.

Vitali earned his PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a winner of the UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship for 2001–2005. He speaks fluent English, Russian, and French.

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