In the ASR Scorecards database's preliminary public lead manager rankings for 1Q12, Citigroup Global Markets took the No. 1 spot with a 12.6% market share and $4.8 billion sold. Citi rose three spots from 1Q11 with a 14.7% market share and $2.07 billion sold. ASR's 1Q12 numbers are as of March 26 while its 1Q11 are as March 31, 2011.

Meanwhile, Barclays Capital took the second place in the preliminary results with $4.8 billion sold and a 12.5% market share. Barclays, which was in the fifth slot over the same time last year, sold less last year with $1.4 billion and a market share of 9.9%.

In third place in ASR's preliminary first-quarter 2012 results is Deutsche Bank Securities, which garnered a market share of 12.2% and sold $4.7 billion. The bank climbed from its No. 7 place in 1Q11.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Securities round out the top five in the preliminary first-quarter 2012 public manager ranking results.

BofA Merrill sold $4.44 billion with an 11.6% market share. Meanwhile, JPMorgan sold $4.43 billion and also had an 11.6% market share.

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