Andria van der Merwe is a Senior Vice President at Compass Lexecon where she focuses on securities litigation and regulatory investigations and proceedings. Andria specializes in issues related to fixed income markets and market microstructure, including liquidity, high frequency trading, spoofing and market manipulation. Before joining Compass Lexecon, she served as a Director of Portfolio Management for four years at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, where she developed and executed trading strategies and was a floor trader in fixed-income securities, including derivatives and securitized products.
She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Andria is a Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise She was an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she taught graduate level courses on fixed-income asset pricing and modeling.
She is also the holder of three US patents and has published several research papers in internationally renowned journals. Dr. van der Merwe is the author of “Market Liquidity Risk: Implications for Asset Pricing, Risk Management and Financial Regulation” published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. In 2016, she received the Corporate Vision American Business Women of the Year Award in Fixed-Income Securities – Law Firms & Legal Services.