Senior Vice President and Head of Equity Research
Dr. Vitali Kalesnik is responsible for quantitative research using advanced econometric tools in asset pricing and active asset allocation used to enhance Research Affiliates products, including RAFI Fundamental Index strategies and global tactical asset allocation products. In addition, Vitali is an adjunct professor in finance at San Diego State University. Prior to joining Research Affiliates, Vitali conducted research in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied international trade and macroeconomics. He also worked as a researcher at the Ministry of Economics in Belarus as well as at Priorbank. Vitali earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a winner of the UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship from 2001–2005. He speaks fluent English, Russian, and French.