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Claudiu Barbos

Director of Investments and Trading

Claudiu is Director of Investments and Trading at Amplify Technology. In this role, Claudiu leads the trade desk in support of Amplify clients. He also manages a team that delivers technical research, market commentary, and manager and investment due diligence solutions to advisors and investment professionals across the Amplify ecosystem.

Prior to joining Amplify, Claudiu was Senior Portfolio Trader with Voya Financial, where he covered multiple market sectors and contributed to the broker-dealer’s overall asset allocation strategy. Previously, he had an extensive career with Vanguard, primarily as a Senior Fixed Income Trader. He was an inaugural member of Vanguard’s Fixed Income Special Transactions team, where he focused on building customized fixed income solutions for high-visibility, ultra-high-net-worth clients of the firm. These portfolios often contained complex financial instruments, as well as tailored, sophisticated cash management strategies.

Born and raised in Romania, Claudiu and his family emigrated to the United States in 1983, settling in the North Shore of the Chicago metropolitan area. The family relocated to Indianapolis during his teenage years, where he attended Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. Claudiu moved to the desert southwest for college at Arizona State University, graduating in 1999 with a degree in Finance and a minor in Economics and has remained in Arizona since.

Claudiu resides in a friendly north Scottsdale neighborhood where he has lived for some time. A former member of the Honeywell League (soccer), Claudiu enjoys watching and playing sports, as well as reading, swimming, and running.