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FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Lofty Ambitions Of DSK

Accused of sexual assault in a New York hotel, replaced by his deputy as the head of the IMF, and with his incipient campaign for the French presidency in tatters, it’s been a spectacular fall from grace for Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Institutional Investor trawls the archives to see how carefully Strauss-Kahn had been building his career profile since his failed bid for the French presidential nomination in 2007.

Accused of sexual assault in a New York hotel, replaced by his deputy as the head of the IMF, and with his incipient campaign for the French presidency in tatters, it’s been a spectacular fall from grace for Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Institutional Investor trawls the archives to see how carefully Strauss-Kahn had been building his career profile since his failed bid for the French presidential nomination in 2007. (Click on the image to read the archived story.)  

FROM THE ARCHIVE:

   'The Lofty Ambitions Of Dominique Strauss-Kahn'  
In September 2010, we outlined Strauss-Kahn's careful career-building and examined whether his tenure as head of the IMF could give him the leverage for a successful run for the French presidency.

 ‘Strauss-Kahn Remakes The IMF’
 In September 2009, Institutional Investor's International Editor Tom Buerkle pointed out that, just a few years earlier, some observers were questioning the very existence of the International Monetary Fund. In this story, Strauss-Kahn outlined the IMF’s newfound status in the global financial system.

   ‘IMF Accepts Global Watchdog Role’
   In September 2009, in a larger feature about the future regulation of the financial markets, we pointed out that the IMF, under Strauss-Kahn, was taking on a greater role as financial watch-dog.

   ‘Five Questions for Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Crisis Manager’
   In March 2009, Buerkle spoke to Strauss-Kahn, this time as part of Institutional Investor's 'Five Questions ...' series.


  The Power List
  In 2008, we ranked Strauss-Kahn 69th (ahead of Rupert Murdoch, in 70th) in our Power 75 list of the world’s most influential people. The following year, he had moved up to 12th in the slimmed-down Power 50 list, easily outranking Lloyd Blankfein, John Paulson, and Bob Diamond.