Though a primary source of industry rumblings, the large-scale defections and hires associated with Credit Suisse First Boston, Prudential Securities, and Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown have yet to impact the industry league tables.

Salomon Smith Barney - as was the case last year - topped the charts in the first quarter with nearly 17% of the market share for U.S. public and Rule 144A combined, according to preliminary figures provided by Thomson Financial Securities Data.

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