Our Team


Leadership


Thomas J. Lee, CFA – Managing Partner


Thomas Lee is a Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He is an accomplished Wall Street strategist with over 25 years of experience in equity research, and has been top ranked by Institutional Investor every year since 1998. Prior to co-founding Fundstrat, he served most recently as J.P. Morgan’s Chief Equity Strategist from 2007 to 2014, and previously as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney. His areas of expertise include Market Strategy, Small/Mid-Cap Strategy and Telecom Services.

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Mr. Lee received his BSE from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. He is a CFA charterholder and is an active member of NYSSA and the NY Economic Club


John Bai – Managing Partner


John Bai is a Managing Partner and the Head of Sales at Fundstrat Global Advisors. John possesses extensive knowledge of all major hedge funds in the US and Asia through his 25-plus years of experience in finance. Prior to co-founding Fundstrat, John served most recently as Head of Asia and US Equity Sales at Mizuho Securities USA Inc. from 2009 to 2014. He worked previously as Head of Hedge Fund Sales at Calyon Securities Inc. (CLSA) and Head of Asia Equity Sales at ING Barings, and was the top producer in sales while working at CLSA and Mizuho Securities.

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Mr. Bai earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Adam Klein, CPA – Chief Financial Officer


Adam Klein is Chief Financial Officer at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Most recently, Adam spent 3 years as the Senior Controller at Jafra Capital Management LP, a long/short macro hedge fund. Adam joined Jafra pre-luanch where he built out their middle and back office infrastructure and headed up their financial reporting and trading operations. Prior to Jafra, Adam spent nine years with Omega Advisors, Inc., as an assistant controller who oversaw the fund accounting and operations for several flagship Omega funds as well as a several managed accounts with net asset values totaling in excess of $2.0 billion. Adam began his career in 2004 at Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked as an auditor in the asset management office covering hedge funds, private equity firms and insurance companies.

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Adam earned his B.A. degree from the University of Oregon and his MBA from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.



 


Bill Vasilakos


Bill Vasilakos is a Managing Director and Institutional Equity Salesperson at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He has over 20 years of experience in both research and sales beginning his career at Merrill Lynch in the Market Analysis Group and has worked at RBC Capital Markets as an Institutional Equities Salesperson. He recently was with Empirical Research Partners as a Senior Institutional Equity Salesperson.

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Mr. Vasilakos is a graduate of Hofstra University and holds an MBA in International Finance from St. John’s University.


Robert Sluymer, CFA


Robert Sluymer is a Managing Director and Technical Strategist at Fundstrat Global Advisors, with over 25 years of expertise in investment research and technical analysis. He started his career with RBC Capital Markets in Toronto in 1991 as a Research Associate, and later moved to New York where he served as a Managing Director leading RBC’s U.S. Technical Research team.  Robert’s technical approach marries a top down intra-market analysis with a bottom-up, stock by stock methodology that applies momentum, to identify turning points with a focus on relative performance to locate shifts in leadership.

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Mr. Sluymer received a graduate degree in Business Administration from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. He is a CFA charterholder and regularly appears on CNBC and Bloomberg television.


Brian Rauscher, CFA


Brian Rauscher is a Managing Director and Head of Global Portfolio Strategy and Asset Allocation at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He joined Robert W. Baird & Co. as Chief Portfolio Strategist in 2012 after 15 years on Wall Street. He has also worked on the buy side as the U.S. Equity Strategist at Fortress Investment Group on the Liquid Macro Fund. From 2004-2009, Rauscher was at Brown Brothers Harriman as the Director of Portfolio Strategy and Director of Research. Prior to that, he worked for five years as an investment strategist on the team of Wall Street legend Byron Wien, at Morgan Stanley.

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Mr. Rauscher received his M.B.A and Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University. He is a CFA charterholder.


Vito J. Raccanelli


Vito J. Racanelli is Managing Director, Senior Editor and Market Intelligence Analyst at Fundstrat Global Advisors. Mr. Racanelli brings nearly three decades of experience as a financial journalist in various capacities for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. He began his career in 1990 at the Professional Investor Report, the first real-time market news service, before moving to Milan for the Associated Press-Dow Jones as Italy bureau chief in 1994. There he directed coverage of the country’s markets and government. He returned to the U.S. in 1997 as senior editor at Barron’s, the premier financial news weekly, where he wrote the Trader, Streetwise and Up & Down Wall Street columns.

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Vito received his B.A. degree from Queens College, CUNY.


L . Thomas Block


L. Thomas Block is the Washington Policy Strategist at Fundstrat, and also President of Tom Block Consults, a public policy consulting firm. Prior to starting his firm, Tom had a 21-year career at JP Morgan Chase, where he served as Global Head of Government Relations and created a Washington Research product for the firm. For 17 years he served as the senior lobbyist responsible for managing political relationships with the US government, state and local governments, and the EU and its member states. He created the bank’s EU Government Relations program. Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase in 1987, Tom was a vice president at Irving Trust Company where he started the Government Relations program for one of the nation’s 20 largest banks. Additionally, he previously worked in Washington and held several positions with members of the House and Senate, serving as Legislative Assistant and Chief of Staff in the House, and Legislative Staff Director in the Senate. He has also worked on political campaigns both as a strategist and speechwriter.

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Tom served as a member and Vice Chairman of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy of the U.S. Department of State. He holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from The American University.


Jonathan Lesser


Jonathan Lesser is a Vice President on the Portfolio Strategy team at Fundstrat Global Advisors with more than 25 years experience in investment strategy and research. He was most recently with RW Baird & Co. where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the Global Portfolio Strategy data platform. He brings a wealth of experience combining two decades of programming skills that help develop proprietary algorithms and analytics, which contribute to the generation of research ideas. Prior to working at Baird, Jonathan has worked at Fortress Investment Group helping to provide investment ideas on the Global Macro Fund as well as Brown Brothers Harriman where he was a member of the Portfolio Strategy team.

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Jonathan has a B.A. in Economics from Binghamton University.


Ken Xuan, CFA, FRM


Ken Xuan is a Quantitative Analyst at Fundstrat Global Advisors where he optimizes and tests Fundstrat’s proprietary portfolio models. He also manages and maintains Fundstrat’s cryptocurrency and blockchain databases. Ken started his career at West Monroe Partners as an operations strategy consultant.

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Ken holds a B.S. degree in Management, Economics from Purdue University and an M.S. degree in Operations Research from Columbia University.


Andrew Cahill


Andrew Cahill is a Research Analyst at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He began his career in 2016 as an Analyst in CIT’s Risk Management Group and most recently served as a Sr. Analyst in CIT’s Leveraged Finance Group.

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Andrew holds a B.A. in Economics from McGill University.