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Avenue founder Lasry gunning for France ambassador post


Big-time Obama donor in the running to win posh Paris gig.

Avenue Capital founder Marc Lasry is willing to leave his hedge fund's New York confines for Paris, if reports are to be believed.

Lasry has been lobbying to be appointed as the U.S. ambassador to France, The New York Times reported recently, adding credence to a month-ago report in Bloomberg News. Contacted by Absolute Return, Lasry declined to comment.

If he gets the gig, it will likely be seen as a big thank you gift from President Barack Obama for Lasry's support