Franklin Templeton Selects Narrative Science to Enhance Efficiency of Fund Commentary Process

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 30, 2016) - Narrative Science, the leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise, today announces a relationship with Franklin Templeton Investments to utilize the Quill Portfolio Commentary solution offered by Narrative Science to enhance the efficiency of Franklin Templeton's fund commentary process.

"We're thrilled to announce our strategic relationship with Franklin Templeton," said Nick Beil, COO of Narrative Science. "The use of innovative technologies such as Quill reflects Franklin Templeton's market leadership and exemplifies its commitment to providing clients with valuable and timely content."

Quill Portfolio Commentary enables Franklin Templeton's global marketing team to extensively scale standard fund reporting coverage and frequency. Leveraging Narrative Science Quill, an Advanced NLG platform, will free up time and resources to let Franklin Templeton's team of investment experts focus on more complex analysis and forward-looking perspectives.

"Quill Portfolio Commentary enables our team to scale delivery of more routine fund content and data updates across multiple strategies and markets, while allowing us to dedicate more of our expert resources to authoring in-depth investment perspectives and thought leadership material," said David McSpadden, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing Services for Franklin Templeton.

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About Narrative Science
Narrative Science is the leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise. Its Quill platform, an intelligent system, analyzes data from disparate sources, understands what is interesting and important to the end user and then automatically generates perfectly written narratives for any intended audience, at unlimited scale. A diverse range of companies such as USAA, Deloitte, MasterCard, and the U.S. intelligence community utilize Quill to increase efficiency through the elimination of time-consuming, manual processes related to analyzing data and communicating insights, freeing employees to focus on high value activities and better serving their customers.

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About Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Templeton Investments provides global and domestic investment management to retail, institutional and sovereign wealth clients in over 180 countries. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes -- including equity, fixed income, alternative and custom solutions. The company's more than 600 investment professionals are supported by its integrated, worldwide team of risk management professionals and global trading desk network. With offices in 35 countries, the California-based company has more than 65 years of investment experience and over $739 billion in assets under management as of July 31, 2016. For more information, please visit

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