I think this line gives the game away:
"We’re not playing around here. This is a serious hedge fund, doing serious and big things. This isn’t a joke."
They are this generation's The Yes Men, and this is their first big troll. Think about it: how else could someone manage such a perfect simulation of the financial world, with its youthful cluenessless, its grandiose claims backed up by little capital, its lies about who it knows and its possible illegality? Even Goldman Sachs does not fit the stereotype perfectly, but they do. Because they were intended to.