Former IMF Chief and alleged "pimp" now head of investment firm.....

Disgraced Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn
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Former IMF Chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been named head of an investment firm, marking another step in the business comeback of a man whose career and French Presidential hopes were ruined by a sex scandal.

The 64-year-old economist, who fronted IMF rescue of debt-crushed countries in his time at the helm, was forced to quit the Washington-based public lender in 2011, after a New York hotel maid accused him of sexual assault.

He has since settled a civil case instituted by the maid, after criminal charges were dropped, but now awaits trial in France over a separate affair– where he faces pimping charges over sex parties he attended.

He denies any wrongdoing.

In a statement published by his public relations aide, the man known to many as DSK said he had been appointed President of an investment firm with operations in finance centers  including Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Belgium, Israel and Romania.

It said that the firm, founded by French banker, Thierry Leyne, in 1994, will undergo a name change from the current Anatevka to LSK - Leyne, Strauss-Kahn and Partners (hopefully not pimping partners).

Strauss-Kahn will develop its investment banking and debt-restructuring activities.

Strauss-Kahn has used his IMF experience and reputation as a talented economist to rebuild a career in finance, as an adviser to the governments of Serbia and South Sudan, as well as Russian and Moroccan banks.