Phil Maymin

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Phil Maymin
Personal details
Born (1975-04-28) April 28, 1975 (age 42)
Political party Libertarian
Residence Greenwich, Connecticut

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.

Early life and education[edit]

Mayim's family immigrated from communist Russia 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 3 and a half years.

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 career[edit]

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. called one of Maymin's campaign advertisements the "Best Send-up of an Ineffective Federal Mandate."

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.[2]

Other activities[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ a b Kattar, Pierre (November 9, 2006). "Running for a Change". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Connecticut Secretary of the State. Election Results. November 7, 2006. Retrieved December 10, 2007.
  3. ^ Town of Greenwich, CT. List of Justices of the Peace. Retrieved December 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Maymin for Congress. Biography. Retrieved December 10, 2007.

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