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 three 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.