How to crash the International Investment Banking Awards Show.
Stellar work here. Don't skip the final minute. The audience clapping for Barclays winning the award is pure genius.
Banker Awards Show Hijacked By The Intruders - Oct. 8, 2012
This meets every definition of ballsy. They manage to get through security, maintain composure, walk up to the stage, deliver the statement in a professional manner without sounding scared, and they kept themselves in a 'non-menacing power stand' that forced the staff and MC to be cautious in approaching them.
The Intruders, as stated on their website, "crash the parties of the wealthy elite that caused the financial crisis." Their latest intrusion occurred at the Investment Banking Awards in Mayfair, an event in which awards are given to banks for their "innovation", aka, creation of new products to endlessly rip off their clients. The Intruders crashed the stage to present an award to Barclays for their "Innovation in Interest Rate Manipulation."
Here's how they describe it:
The Investment Banking Awards are the Oscars of the financial world. Dished out for so-called 'innovation', some of the world's richest bankers gather together to congratulate each other on devising ever more creative ways to make obscene sums of money.
One of 2012's most profitable scams was the bankers' 'innovative' approach to a key interest rate called LIBOR. Virtually every bank at the event was involved in illegally colluding to rig LIBOR, ensuring that they would always be the winners in the multi-million pound bets they were making on the markets.
When we noticed that this money-spinner had been overlooked in the ceremony, we decided to show up and make sure the LIBOR-riggers got the recognition they deserve.