The French-Israeli businessman Thierry Leyne, associate of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, committed suicide Thursday in Tel Aviv, do we learned from his relatives.

Main partner of DSK in an investment fund established in October 2013 and called LSK (Leyne Strauss-Kahn), Thierry Leyne, private banker, had a residence in Tel Aviv.

Engineering graduate from the Technion in Haifa (northern Israel), Mr. Leyne, 48, has spent his entire career in the financial world, including France, Israel and Luxembourg.

In April, Mr. Leyne told AFP stated at the time of the creation of an investment fund Global Investment DSK created with Strauss-Kahn that it was “a very ambitious project,” with the goal of reaching a size of $ 2 billion.

Mr. Leyne pointed out that “many people (were) applicants for the economic analysis of DSK,” which he described as “capable of long-term strategy by identifying key trends but also to be able to react quickly to events that may arise. ”

Thierry Leyne was head of financial firm Assya Capital, established especially in Tel Aviv, Monaco, Luxembourg and Romania, and founded in 1994.

In 2010, he merged this thriving group with Global Equities Capital Markets, which offers its customers, including Eastern Europe, the full range of financial services, private banking investment advice through the wealth management. By partnering with Dominique Strauss-Kahn in October 2013, it was renamed the LSK and Partners Group.