To find themselves back ten years later, they decided to drink discreetly on September 15 at a club in London. It was not included with the site Financial news who got the air from the event.
Subprime, toxic loans, resounding bankruptcy … When the name Lehman Brothers is mentioned, the faces generally darken. In 2008, tens of billions of dollars were injected into the banking system to prevent the eventual implosion. For the Lehman alumni, this is all just a bad memory that is only preserved by the filmMargin Casheby Jeffrey C. Chandor (2011).
To find themselves back ten years later, they decided to drink discreetly on September 15 in a London club, The Conduit. That was not included with the website Financial news who got the wind of the event via an e-mail to "Lehman Brothers and Sisters", with the theme: "What is better to celebrate the tenth anniversary than to collect everyone again."
The publication of this information has created a major controversy in London. John McDonnell, finance officer of the PvdA, said the party was "disgusting": "It is especially a shame for all those people who have lost their jobs and house to save these bankers." A representative of Small Shareholders in the Noordrockbank, who had to be nationalized, said that they were "surprised by this rude encounter". Only the then minister of finance, Alistair Darling, found that there were more serious problems than this little party. A shared opinion in New York and Hong Kong, where other reunion ex-Lehman will be organized.