Vitali Kalesnik


Dr. Kalesnik is director of research in Europe for Research Affiliates, a subadvisor to PIMCO. He leads research and business strategy in the European region. Previously, he led the equity research team and continues to perform general equity-related research. His research strengthens and expands Research Affiliates’ products, in particular the RAFI™ Fundamental Index™ strategies, and supports global tactical asset allocation products. Articles he has co-authored with others have been recognized with two Graham and Dodd Scroll Awards, a Financial Analysts Journal Readers’ Choice Award, a William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Award and a Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.