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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Has A Dream

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund who last year became chairman of a Paris-traded bank, is planning to raise $2 billion for a hedge fund he’s setting up…The move is part of efforts Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he’s known in France, has been making to rebuild his post-IMF life after he was charged in 2011 with criminal sex, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching of a chambermaid at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan. Strauss-Kahn, 64, denied the charges, which were later dropped, and he settled the maid’s lawsuit in 2012. Strauss-Kahn joined LSK & Partners last year as chairman to help develop the Luxembourg-based company’s franchises. The hedge fund he’s setting up, called DSK Global Investment, will benefit from “academic research and practical knowledge, both stemming from Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s experience as a public figure,” Mohamad Zeidan, LSK & Partners’ chief operating officer, said in a phone interview from Shanghai.[Bloomberg]

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16 Responses to “Dominique Strauss-Kahn Has A Dream”

  1. Im_a_Dude says:

    I'm in. Where do I sign up?

    -Bernard L. Madoff

  2. Hammer Time says:

    Did he used to read Word Up magazine?

  3. VonSloneker says:

    With criminal sex, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching of chambermaids as part of "Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s experience as a public figure"…it should make for a very interesting 13F.

    – SEC Porn Hound

    • SEC.gov says:

      Unless "criminal sex, attempted rape, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching of chambermaids" are securities, I think you mean form ADV not 13F.

      ~ guy who actually reads SEC filings

      • VonSloneker says:

        …no, his ADV would merely state that he engaged in those behaviors. The 13F would detail the sorts of trades a mind like that makes. A window to his soul etc etc…

        – Guy who has been filing both for 20 years

  4. Maybe a stretch says:

    What made him decide to pull out of the hotel cleaning maid('s) business?

  5. alb says:

    i'm in for $100MM, annual meetings worth it for that alone

  6. klhoughton says:

    As with the April Fool's Day Patent-Litigation "Sponsored Content," please tell us this is a joke.

  7. Yana says:

    Why don't you mention that he has been for years charged by French prosecutors for organizing criminal prostitution rings and even gang rape?

  8. hire me says:

    Mo El-E would be a perfect addition to the team although it would kind of weird things out to have two Mohameds among senior leadership.

  9. guest says:

    We'd invest but we're pretty sure he'd try to fukk our members.

    –Allied Hotel Workers Union Pension Fund Board