Vitali Kalesnik is a partner and director of research for Europe at Research Affiliates, LLC. As a senior member of the investment team, he leads research and business strategy in the European region. Previously, Dr. Kalesnik led the equity research team at Research Affiliates, and he continues to perform general equity-related research. Articles he has co-authored 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. Dr. Kalesnik’s research strengthens and expands Research Affiliates’ products—in particular, RAFI Fundamental Index strategies—and supports the firm’s global tactical asset allocation products. He speaks fluent English, Russian, and French. Dr. Kalesnik earned a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a winner of the UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship.