SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

May 16, 2014 10:02 ET

Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund April 2014 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2014) - Below is the April 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund   Monthly Update
  Ticker: USA   April, 2014
   
Investment Approach
 
Fund Style: Large-Cap Core
 
Fund Strategy: Combines three value-style and two growth-style investment managers. Those selected demonstrate a consistent investment philosophy, decision making process, continuity of key people and above-average long-term results compared to managers with similar styles.
 
Investment Managers:
Value Managers:
Matrix Asset Advisors, Inc.
Pzena Investment Management, LLC
Schneider Capital Management Corp.
 
Growth Managers:
Cornerstone Capital Management LLC
TCW Investment Management Company
 
   
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End  
    (31.1% of equity portfolio)  
    (Rank from previous month)  
1   Schlumberger Ltd. (3) 2.3%
2   JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2) 2.2%
3   Google, Inc. (1) 2.2%
4   Salesforce.com, Inc. (4) 1.8%
5   Hewlett-Packard Co. (6) 1.7%
6   Citigroup, Inc. (7) 1.7%
7   Bank of America Corp. (5) 1.6%
8   SunTrust Banks, Inc. (8) 1.5%
9   Visa, Inc., Class A (13) 1.5%
10   Weatherford International Ltd. (19) 1.5%
11   MetLife, Inc. (10) 1.4%
12   QUALCOMM, Inc. (12) 1.4%
13   Starbucks Corp. (11) 1.4%
14   Amazon.com, Inc. (9) 1.4%
15   American International Group, Inc. (15) 1.3%
16   Devon Energy Corp. (14) 1.3%
17   State Street Corp. (16) 1.3%
18   Precision Castparts Corp. (18) 1.3%
19   Microsoft Corp. (17) 1.2%
20   TE Connectivity Ltd. (20) 1.1%
    Holdings are subject to change.  
       
     
Monthly Performance    
Performance   NAV   Market Price   Discount
  Beginning of month value   $6.67   $5.88   11.8%
  Distributions (Ex-Date April 30)   $0.10   $0.10    
  End of month value   $6.52   $5.76   11.7%
  Performance for month   -0.55%   -0.34%    
  Performance year-to-date   0.55%   -0.16%    
 
The net asset value (NAV) of a closed-end fund is the market value of the underlying investments (i.e., stocks and bonds) in the Fund's portfolio, minus liabilities, divided by the total number of Fund shares outstanding. However, the Fund also has a market price; the value at which it trades on an exchange. If the market price is above the NAV the Fund is trading at a premium. If the market price is below the NAV the Fund is trading at a discount.

Returns for the Fund are total returns, which include dividends. Performance returns are net of Fund expenses. The Fund's performance is calculated assuming that a shareholder reinvested all distributions and exercised all primary rights in the Fund's rights offerings.  Past performance cannot predict future investment results.

Performance will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown. Performance information shown does not reflect the deduction of taxes that shareholders would pay on Fund distributions or the sale of Fund shares. Shareholders must be willing to tolerate significant fluctuations in the value of their investment. An investment in the Fund involves risk, including loss of principal. Sources of distributions to shareholders may include ordinary dividends, long-term capital gains and return of capital. The actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during the remainder of its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. If a distribution includes anything other than net investment income, the Fund provides a Section 19(a) notice of the best estimate of its distribution sources at that time. These estimates may not match the final tax characterization (for the full year's distributions) contained in shareholders' 1099-DIV forms after the end of the year.
 
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)
  Total $1,149.7
  Equities $1,136.7
  Percent Invested 98.9%
   
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*  
  Financials 27.8%
  Information Technology 17.3%
  Consumer Discretionary 15.8%
  Energy 15.3%
  Health Care 10.4%
  Industrials 6.7%
  Consumer Staples 4.8%
  Materials 1.3%
  Utilities 0.6%
Total Market Value 100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). 
 
     
New Holdings   Holdings Liquidated
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Class A   Edwards Lifesciences Corp.
    LG Display Co. Ltd.
    Silver Wheaton Corp.
     

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