Online Original: Gyorgy Jaksity/Hungary: Independent Thinking

Meet Gyorgy Jaksity, and you'd swear the political and economic changes that turned Eastern Europe upside down a decade ago were timed just for him. At 32, he's part of a generation that came of age just as Hungary became a multiparty democracy and opened fully to market economics. With no need to unlearn bad habits, Jaksity leapt straight from adolescence into a key role in giving birth to Hungary's capital markets. As chairman and managing director of Concorde Securities, Hungary's top independent brokerage, he's among the stars of the Budapest Stock Exchange.

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