About Bespoke

Our Story

Bespoke Investment Group was formed in May 2007 by co-founders Paul Hickey and Justin Walters.  Prior to founding Bespoke, Mr. Hickey and Mr. Walters worked and studied under the tutelage of famed market strategist Laszlo Birinyi.  From the outset, our goal at Bespoke has been to provide clients with timely investment ideas that are presented in a way that’s easy to read and understand.  Bespoke’s original content is viewed as a refreshing change from the cookie-cutter research provided by most Wall Street firms.  This is evidenced by our large following of both professional investors and the financial media, who use our work on a daily basis.

Our Name

“Bespoke” is a British term for tailored clothing made at a customer’s behest.  Bespoke clothing is “created without use of a pre-existing pattern, differentiating it from made to measure, which alters a standard-sized pattern to fit the customer.” When we launched Bespoke, we wanted to emphasize the unique relationships that we build with our clients, and there wasn’t a better way to convey this message than to include “Bespoke” in our company name.  Many years have now passed since we opened our doors for business, but our message remains as strong as ever.

The Bespoke Team

Paul Hickey

Paul Hickey

Co-Founder

Paul Hickey’s professional experience in finance runs the spectrum of equities, fixed income, and structured products. Paul has become a staple on financial news networks for his unique ability to analyze data and his deep historical knowledge of the markets. Paul appears frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio and Fox Business, and his reports and findings have been extensively featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Barron’s, and USA Today.

Paul graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. With his wife Hope, Paul is the proud parent of four daughters, Brennan, Claire, Jane, and Mara.

Justin Walters

Justin Walters

Co-Founder

Justin Walters co-founded Bespoke Investment Group with Paul Hickey in May 2007. At Bespoke, Justin acts as co-head of research and investments. Justin designed and maintains a number of the reports featured in our Bespoke Premium service, including many of our popular earnings-related products. Justin also co-writes our weekly Bespoke Report newsletter along with Paul Hickey, and he is a head portfolio manager for Bespoke’s Wealth Management services. Justin’s work on the underlying intraday and long-term price moves of equities and indices has been featured in multiple publications and articles, and he has made appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. Justin graduated from Yale University, where he was a member of the baseball team, in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Justin and his wife Lauren have three children — Nolan, Wes and Sienna.

George Pearkes

George Pearkes

Macro Strategist

George is responsible for assembling commentary for both The Morning Lineup and The Closer reports, while also supporting client research requests, authoring B.I.G. Tips reports, selecting Bespoke’s Trade of the Day and contributing to the weekly Bespoke Report newsletter. He is the author of the Bespoke Fixed Income Weekly and also handles Stock Scores, ETF Trends and The Closer’s quantitative models. He submits frequently to the Think B.I.G. blog and has been quoted in media outlets such as the Financial Times and Barron’s. He has also appeared on Fox Business and CNBC Asia. His focus areas include macro, the relationships between fixed income and equity markets, and market sentiment. George graduated with Honors from Duke University in 2012, where he majored in Public Policy Studies, minored in Economics, and earned a certificate in Markets & Management Studies. While at Duke, George was a four year walk-on and letter winner while playing for the Duke Football team.

Dan Ciotoli

Dan Ciotoli

Software Engineer

Dan joined the Bespoke Team as a software engineer/web developer intern in 2015 to help with a number of projects including building a new subscription-based website for the firm. In the summer of 2016, Dan worked closely with Bespoke again on a number of programming and development assignments. In June 2017, Dan joined Bespoke full time. He currently oversees all major tech projects, website operation and maintenance, and helps bring new ideas from the drawing board to life. Outside his work at Bespoke, Dan follows the cryptocurrency markets closely, and is up to date on the latest advances in machine learning and cybersecurity. Dan graduated from The University of Maryland in 2017 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. During his time at UMD, Dan served as an officer in the Terrapin Beats Society, and contributing member of the Cybersecurity Club.

Contact Us

Bespoke’s offices are located in Westchester County, New York, about thirty minutes outside of New York City.  Call us any time at 914-315-1248 or via the nearby contact form.

Bespoke Investment Group, LLC
105 Calvert Street
Suite 100
Harrison, NY 10528

 

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