• 20 Mar 2014 at 2:56 PM

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]

16 comments (hidden to protect delicate sensibilities)
Show all comments ↓

Comments (16)

  1. Posted by Im_a_Dude | March 20, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    I'm in. Where do I sign up?

    -Bernard L. Madoff

  2. Posted by Hammer Time | March 20, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Did he used to read Word Up magazine?

  3. Posted by VonSloneker | March 20, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    …it's the cold word. No matter where you say it, you know that you'll be heard.

    – Oran Juice Jones, PM, Cameo LP

  4. Posted by VonSloneker | March 20, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    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

  5. Posted by Maybe a stretch | March 20, 2014 at 4:27 PM

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

  6. Posted by SEC.gov | March 20, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    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

  7. Posted by Danker_Banker | March 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    salt 'n peppa and heavy D up in the limousine


  8. Posted by VonSloneker | March 20, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    …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

  9. Posted by alb | March 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

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

  10. Posted by klhoughton | March 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM

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

  11. Posted by Jizz Z | March 20, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    13F is my new rap name.

  12. Posted by Yana | March 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

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

  13. Posted by hire me | March 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    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.

  14. Posted by robertosalgado2 | March 20, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Is that so? Horrible!<img src="http://s04.flagcounter.com/mini/mHX/bg_FFFFFF/txt_E3E3E3/border_FFFFFF/flags_1/&quot; height="1" width="1" />

  15. Posted by guest | March 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

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

    –Allied Hotel Workers Union Pension Fund Board

  16. Posted by Yana | March 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    It's still going on, although gang rape charges were dropped after the witness prostitute disappeared.
    I thought it was strange, Dealbreaker did not mention that, even if the charges are ridiculous (obviously DSK did not gain any money, just earned "free services", but by French law he might still go to prison)