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%.