Ivorian financer Tidjane Thiam is raising US$250m to invest in financial services

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Ivorian banker Tidjane Thiam is raising a US$250m special purpose acquisition vehicle to invest in financial services businesses in the developed and developing world, reports Bloomberg. The information is however yet to be confirmed by the former CEO of Credit Suisse. JP Morgan, presented as the main arranger of this project, has also not made any comment yet. Thiam is familiar with the international investment world. Before he joined Credit Suisse, he managed Prudential, a big British insurer whose investment portfolio covers many developing and developed countries.…

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