Alessio Rastani, 'Trader From Hell,' Parodied In Animated Video
Alesso Rastani’s fifteen minutes of fame aren’t quite over yet.
The "independent trader" that told the BBC that he dreams of another recession is now the star of another video from Next Media, chronicling the rise and fall of the "trader from hell."
The animated video begins with Rastani’s appearance on BBC and then describes the outrage from viewers and the response from traders who thought Rastani was just "pointing out the obvious."
The video describes the attempts to discredit Rastani’s appearance as a hoax by showing Rastani in tie-dye and a "Yes Man" t-shirt. For a few hours yesterday, some speculated that Rastani was part of the Yes Men, a prankster group that aims to publicly humiliate corporations, according to the Daily Beast.
Rastani was ultimately found to be an investment speaker, living in his girlfriend’s house with 10,048 British pounds in trading losses over four years, according to The Telegraph. The video documents this development by showing Rastani coming back to the house from BBC dressed in a suit and proceeding to sit at his desk in his underwear, while he frets over what he sees on his computer.