Vitali Kalesnik Director, Head of Equity Research, Research Affiliates Share Add Download Print Dr. Kalesnik is director of equity research at Research Affiliates, a subadvisor to PIMCO. He is responsible for quantitative research using advanced econometric tools in asset pricing and active asset allocation. This research is used to enhance the RAFI Fundamental Index strategies and global tactical asset allocation products. Prior to joining Research Affiliates, Dr. Kalesnik 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 and at Priorbank. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.