Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund Named a Top-Performing Fund by Kiplinger's

Ranked #2 Midsize-Company Stock Fund for the 3-year period ended June 30, 2013 in the September 2013 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance based on total returns

Sep 04, 2013, 13:06 ET from Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC

COLUMBUS, Ind., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC is pleased to announce the Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund (KMVAX-- was ranked as the #2 Midsize-Company stock fund for the 3-year period ended June 30, 2013 in the September 2013 issue of Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

The Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund is a no-load, diversified equity fund that launched December 31, 1998.  We are value investors.  When we research a stock, we evaluate it as if we are going to own the entire business for 5-10 years.  The stocks we find attractive are typically out of favor.  We also seek to invest in areas of market inefficiencies, such as spin-offs, post-bankruptcy reorganizations and other corporate restructurings.  Our approach can be characterized as "buying straw hats in the winter." 

"We are delighted the Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund earned this recognition from Kiplinger's," said Mark D. Foster, CFA, the Fund's Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC, the Fund's adviser.  He added, "We are big believers in eating our own cooking.  We are invested alongside our fellow shareholders and are pleased our 'slow and steady' value approach won this race for them."

Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC is a registered investment adviser located in Columbus, Indiana.  We have been independently owned and managed since our predecessor was founded on May 1, 1975.  As of June 30, 2013, we had approximately $564 million in assets under management.  See for additional information.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

To obtain current standardized performance of the fund, please call 1-800-870-8039

Mutual fund investing involves risk.  Principal loss is possible.  The Fund may invest in small- and medium-capitalization companies, which tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies.  The Fund may also invest in foreign securities which involves political, economic and currency risks, greater volatility, and differences in accounting methods.  Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

While the Fund is no-load, management and other expenses still apply.  Please refer to the prospectus for further details.

The Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses must be considered carefully before investing.  The statutory and summary prospectuses contain this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 1-800-870-8039 or visiting  Read it carefully before investing.

The ranking by Kiplinger's Personal Finance was based on the average annual return for the 3-year period ending June 30, 2013 for the "Midsize-Company" stocks fund category, a customized category created for Kiplinger's Personal Finance by Morningstar.

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Mark D. Foster, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC
812-376-9444 or 800-808-9444

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