Phil Maymin is an assistant professor of finance and risk engineering at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. He was the 2006 Libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district.

Phil Maymin
Personal details
Born (1975-04-28) April 28, 1975 (ageĀ 44)
Political partyLibertarian
ResidenceGreenwich, Connecticut

Early life and educationEdit

Maymin's family immigrated from the Soviet Union to America when he was five years old.[1] Maymin graduated from Harvard University in 1997 where he earned a B.A. in computer science and an M.S. in applied mathematics.

In December 2007, he graduated with a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. His dissertation was entitled Self-Imposed Limits to Arbitrage.

Political careerEdit

In 2006, Maymin ran as the Libertarian candidate against incumbent Republican representative Christopher Shays and two-time Democratic challenger Diane Farrell. The three of them debated each other seven times. gave one of Maymin's campaign advertisements the 2006 award for "Best Send-up of an Ineffective Federal Mandate."[2]

Maymin and his campaign were the subject of a Washington Post documentary called "Running for a Change."[1]

On November 7, 2006, Phil Maymin received about 1.5% of the total votes.[3]

Other activitiesEdit

Maymin is a Policy Scholar for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a columnist for the Fairfield County Weekly, an actor, and a Justice of the Peace in Greenwich, Connecticut.[4] He has also been a portfolio manager at Long-Term Capital Management, Ellington Management Group, and a hedge fund he co-founded with his father, Maymin Capital Management.[5]


  1. ^ a b Kattar, Pierre (November 9, 2006). "Running for a Change". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. ^ (2006-11-07). "Our 2006 Awards". Retrieved 2018-01-18.
  3. ^ Connecticut Secretary of the State. Election Results. November 7, 2006. Retrieved December 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Town of Greenwich, CT. List of Justices of the Peace Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved December 10, 2007.
  5. ^ Maymin for Congress. Biography Archived 2007-01-20 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved December 10, 2007.

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