Atlas Investment Research Provides More Transparency in Municipal Bond Investment Atlas Investment Research Launches Muni Database and Muni Heatmap

CHICAGO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Atlas Investment Research LLC, a municipal bond investment research firm, today announced the release of Atlas Muni Database for the 4.2 trillion muni bond market. The database covers a universe of 70,000 issuers, 850,000 issues, and 4.5 million securities.


Based on the Atlas Muni Database, the company also launched Atlas Muni Heatmap, an interactive web-based tool that provides a geographic presentation of the debt load of local municipalities across different states and counties in US. The tool allows users to choose local debt indicators based on total debt load and ratios of total debt versus local demographic information and economic indicators.

"Investors face the tremendous challenge of making the right investment decisions from hundreds and thousands of muni issues in the market. We bring more transparency into the market with a comprehensive and well-structured muni database." said Richard Dai, Founder and CEO of Atlas Investment Research. "Atlas Muni Database integrated muni data together with a geographic information system and local demographic and economic data. It makes muni credit analysis more robust and intuitive on a large scale." Mr. Dai added.

Atlas Muni Database provides a hierarchical data structure from issuer down to each individual issues and securities. It offers a unique tool that allows investors to look at local municipalities or government agents' total debt that includes the debt issued not only by themselves, but also by any other geographically overlapped municipalities or agents. Demographic and economic indicators are available for each municipality. Ratios and statistics are provided for clients to compare debt loads across different muni issuers.

Atlas Muni Data are available for clients through either on-demand web service or bulk download.

About Atlas Investment Research, LLC

Atlas Investment Research is a leading provider of independent research in municipal bond investment. We help muni investors with data, research, and analytical tools. Atlas Investment Research provides data on 70,000 issuers, 850,000 issues, and 4.5 million securities. For more information about Atlas Investment Research, go to

Media Contact: Richard Dai, Atlas Investment Research, LLC, (312) 488-4046,

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