For 1H10, public ABS issuance reached $26.41 billion, according to the updated numbers from the ASR Scorecards database. This figure dropped from $50.7 billion for 1H09.

The preliminary numbers were previously published in ASR's monthly edition for July.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch claimed the top lead manager position with a market share of 17.8% and $4.7 billion sold. Its market share rose from 12.8% when it sold $6.5 billion in 1H09.

JPMorgan Securities ranked second with $4.3 billion sold and a 16.3% market share. This is a drop from selling $16.2 billion in 1H09 and having a 31.9% market share in 1H09 when the bank ranked in first place.

RBS Securities
was not far behind selling $3.8 billion with a market share of 14.4%, placing the bank in third place, up three notches from a year ago. For 1H09, the bank had a market share of 7.1% and $3.6 billion in business .

Rounding out the top five were Barclays Capital, which sold $3.4 billion and had a 13% market share, and Deutsche Bank Securities, which had a market share of 12.3% and sold $3.3 billion in 1H10.

Credit Suisse, Citigroup Global Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, Morgan Stanley and Santander Investment Securities round out the top 10 in the ASR public rankings.

The complete rankings are available via the link below from the ASR Scorecard database.

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