Muni Fund Group Franklin Cuts Deal With Muller Data For Online Pricing Service

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The Franklin Group of Funds has completed a deal with Muller Data Corp. under which the vendor will provide the firm with daily pricing for the firm's portfolio, which currently comprises some 8,300 municipal bond issues. The deal follows a year of joint testing by the two companies. The terms agreed upon by Franklin and Muller will remain in force for three years; Franklin retains the option to stop receiving the service at any time.

Franklin's agreement with Muller is not as extensive as th