Release Date: January 17, 2019
For Immediate Release
Fundstrat appoints Vito J. Racanelli as Managing Director, Senior Editor & Market Intelligence Analyst
New York, NY — January 17, 2019 — Fundstrat Global Advisors (FSGA) is pleased to announce the addition of Vito J. Racanelli, who joins the company as a Managing Director, Senior Editor and Market Intelligence Analyst, working with Thomas Lee (Head of Research) and John Bai (Head of Sales), and the entire team.
Vito will be driving several important new initiatives at Fundstrat, including developing a market intelligence product, “Signal from Noise,” which identifies key drivers and themes impacting markets in the intermediate term. Additionally, Vito will be introducing other market commentary and insights.
“Vito’s immense rolodex of corporate CEOs and clients and cumulative knowledge of markets is an extremely rare and very useful combination. Vito’s articles at Barron’s were always widely discussed, and we expect our clients to find enormous value from his insights” — Thomas Lee, Head of Research at Fundstrat.
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.
“We are absolutely delighted to have a person of Vito’s caliber and experience join and strengthen our research offerings and insights. I have always been impressed by the depths of his insights and believe this will add a lot of value to our clients” — John Bai, Head of Sales at Fundstrat.
In addition to his regular Barron’s market moving features about stocks, bonds and the economy, his work has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Penta, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Newark Star Ledger, and the Far Eastern Economic Review, among other publications. He has appeared as a market commentator on CNBC, Fox Business News, and the BBC radio, among other broadcast media.
Fundstrat is an independent research boutique, serving a broad array of clients, including institutional investors, wealth advisors, pension funds and high net worth individuals. When we formed in 2014, we made it our commitment to provide the best fundamental, technical and quantitative research, with our clients’ needs and interests a top priority.
Our approach is data intensive and seeks to exploit anomalies to identify sectors and stocks we feel should outperform the market. Our tools are aligned with this focus and help portfolio managers and analysts make better decisions.
We focus on delivering analysis, not opinions. Fundstrat is an independent research provider, and our clients are assured that our work is tailored to provide fresh and innovative intelligence to aid in their investment process.
About Vito J. Racanelli
Mr. Racanelli brings deep experience and knowledge of equities, bonds and global financial markets to Fundstrat. He began his career as a reporter with the Dow Jones Professional Investor Report in 1990, before moving to AP-Dow Jones in Italy and later Barron’s in New York, where he was a senior editor for 20 years.
At Fundstrat, he will be writing, editing and overseeing the firm’s research and other client-facing publications and communications.