The Intruders crash the Investment Banking Awards in MayfairSubmitted by PWA on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 22:49
A group of demonstrators yesterday gatecrashed The Banker's Innovation in Investment Banking awards ceremony at The Sheraton on Park Lane and presented Barclays with a fake award for 'Innovation in Interest Rate Manipulation'.
The Intruders, a loose group of friends that includes former Oxford University students, first gained notoriety a week ago when they gatecrashed a private tax conference dinner at Oxford University. They presented former head of Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs, Dave Hartnett, with an award for corporate tax avoidance [ http://bit.ly/RPwaga ]. Video footage of the hoax went viral.
Stephen Reid, a former student at Wadham College, Oxford University, and a member of The Intruders, told Financial News today how the group managed to gain access to The Banker Awards, present Barclays with a fake award and then make their getaway.