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Vitali Kalesnik

Vitali Kalesnik is an associate director in Research & Investment Management at Research Affiliates LLC and an adjunct professor of finance at San Diego State University.


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Area of Expertise: quantitative equity research

Website: www.rallc.com

Topics Presented in Speeches: “The Surprising ‘Alpha’ from Malkiel’s Monkey and Upside-down Strategies,” “Performance Attribution: Measuring Dynamic Allocation Skill,” RAFI Fundamental Index and commodities investing

Email: kalesnik@rallc.com

Biography:
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.

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  1. An Investor’s Guide to Smart Beta Strategies image

    Portfolio Strategies »

    An Investor’s Guide to Smart Beta Strategies

    Smart beta strategies differ from traditional market-capitalization-weighted indexes by taking advantage of value and small-company outperformance.

    December 2012 | Journal