The synthetic CDOs that caused the trouble were expensive bespoke instruments that were very profitable for the banks involved – JPMorgan was paid $19m to structure and market the Squared CDO alone before it got stuck with $880m in unanticipated losses
I know the definition is to be or give a sign of; indicate. See synonyms of indicate.
But it doesn’t make a lot of sense.
The dictionary gives an interesting meaning of “bespoke”:
“custom or custom-made, made to order,” of goods, as distinguished from ready-made
So, “bespoke” used this way means “made to order”, and the instruments were custom-made. This can be seen by the later phrase:
JPMorgan was paid $19m to structure and market the Squared CDO alone