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SOURCE Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC
Rated the Best Multi-Cap Core Fund out of 647 funds for the 3-year period ended November 30, 2012
Based on risk-adjusted performance
COLUMBUS, Ind., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC ("Kirr, Marbach") is pleased to announce the Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund ("Value Fund" -- KMVAX -- www.KMPartnersFunds.com) was honored as the best Multi-Cap Core Fund out of 647 funds for the 3-year period ended November 30, 2012 based on risk-adjusted performance at the annual Lipper Fund Awards ceremony held yesterday in New York City.
Kirr, Marbach is the adviser to Value Fund, a no-load, diversified equity fund that launched December 31, 1998. Kirr, Marbach utilizes a "value" approach to investing. When researching a stock, Kirr, Marbach evaluates it as if it were going to own the entire business for 5-10 years. The stocks Kirr, Marbach finds attractive are typically out of favor. Kirr, Marbach has also had success investing in areas of market inefficiencies, such as spin-offs, post-bankruptcy reorganizations and other corporate restructurings. Kirr, Marbach's approach can be characterized as "buying straw hats in the winter."
"We are delighted the Kirr, Marbach Partners Value Fund earned this prestigious award from Lipper," said Mark D. Foster, CFA, Value Fund's Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC, Value 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 is a registered investment adviser located in Columbus, Indiana. Kirr, Marbach has been independently owned and managed since its predecessor was founded on May 1, 1975. As of December 31, 2012, Kirr, Marbach had approximately $488 million in assets under management. See www.kirrmar.com for additional information.
A Lipper Fund Award is awarded to one fund in each Lipper classification for achieving the strongest trend of consistent risk-adjusted performance against its classification peers over a three-, five- or ten-year period. Although Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Lipper. Users acknowledge that they have not relied upon any warranty, condition, guarantee, or representation made by Lipper. Any use of the data for analyzing, managing, or trading financial instruments is at the user's own risk. This is not an offer to buy or sell securities. Lipper-a Thomson Reuters company is an independent mutual fund research and rating service.
The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, visit http://excellence.thomsonreuters.com.
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
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 Prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 1-812-376-9444 or visiting www.KMPartnersFunds.com. Read it carefully before investing.
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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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