As one of the last investment banks standing, JPMorgan Securities became the top-ranked manager for public ABS deals for the entire year in 2008, according to a tally of public ABS transactions included in the ASR Scorecard database.

The year's volumes reflected the ABS market's downward spiral in terms of activity. Volumes plunged to $139.7 billion in 2008 from $645.5 billion in 2007. Indeed, the market has become a shadow of its former self.

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