For 1Q11, U.S. public ABS issuance reached $13.62 billion, according to preliminary figures from the ASR Scorecards database. This is an increase from a year ago when industry volumes reached only $9.4 billion

In terms of public lead manager rankings, Bank of America Merrill Lynch took the lead for the first quarter with a market share of 17.8% and $2.42 billion in public issuance, as reported by ASR's database.

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