Getting Arrested Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Dominique Strauss-Kahn


If not for that little run-in at the Sofitel New York, DSK would probably be president of France right now and wouldn't be able to take advantage of all the opportunities being thrown at his feet, like working for the Russians and the Serbians and now a boutique investment bank in Luxembourg.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn joined Anatevka, an investment banking boutique based in Luxembourg, as chairman, the company’s founder, Thierry Leyne, said on Thursday. Anatevka will soon be renamed LSK, or Leyne, Strauss-Kahn and Partners, and offer investment banking advice and services, Mr. Leyne said.

“There is a lot of demand from big groups to benefit from the advice of Mr. Strauss-Kahn,” Mr. Leyne said by phone. The two men started to work together on some client issues a few months ago and then agreed to join offices, Mr. Leyne said. Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s new role was reported earlier in The Financial Times….

Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a onetime presidential contender in France, will be working from the LSK offices in Luxembourg and Geneva. Apart from Serbia, LSK will also be working with clients in Morocco, South Sudan and Russia, Mr. Leyne said. Mr. Strauss-Kahn also joined the board of a banking subsidiary of Rosneft, the Russian state oil company, this year.

Strauss-Kahn Joins Investment Firm [DealBook]