SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

November 14, 2013 15:20 ET

Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund October 2013 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Below is the October 2013 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

   
Liberty All-Star Equity Fund Monthly Update
  Ticker: USA October, 2013
   
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 Corporation
 
Growth Managers:
Cornerstone Capital Management LLC
TCW Investment Management Company
 
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End    
    (31.9% of equity portfolio)    
    (Rank from previous month)    
1   Google, Inc., Class A (2)   2.5%
2   QUALCOMM, Inc. (1)   2.4%
3   Schlumberger Ltd. (4)   2.1%
4   JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3)   2.1%
5   Salesforce.com, Inc. (5)   1.8%
6   Amazon.com, Inc. (13)   1.6%
7   Citigroup, Inc. (6)   1.6%
8   Morgan Stanley (9)   1.5%
9   Devon Energy Corp. (11)   1.5%
10   Bank of America Corp. (7)   1.5%
11   Hewlett-Packard Co. (17)   1.5%
12   MetLife, Inc. (8)   1.4%
13   SunTrust Banks, Inc. (12)   1.4%
14   Microsoft Corp. (14)   1.4%
15   American International Group, Inc. (16)   1.4%
16   Visa, Inc., Class A (15)   1.3%
17   Starbucks Corp. (10)   1.3%
18   Chesapeake Energy Corp. (18)   1.3%
19   Precision Castparts Corp. (22)   1.2%
20   State Street Corp. (20)   1.1%
   
Holdings are subject to change.
   
         
Monthly Performance      
Performance   NAV   Market Price   Discount  
  Beginning of month value   $6.20   $5.41   12.7%  
  Distributions (Ex-Date October 30)   $0.10   $0.10      
  End of month value   $6.37   $5.72   10.2%  
  Performance for month   4.54%   7.58%      
  Performance year-to-date   27.03%   27.94%      
               
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, after deducting 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)
  Total   $1,111.6
  Equities   $1,090.0
  Percent Invested   98.1%
 
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*    
  Financials   25.2%
  Information Technology   18.9%
  Consumer Discretionary   15.6%
  Energy   15.0%
  Health Care   10.2%
  Industrials   7.3%
  Consumer Staples   4.9%
  Materials   2.3%
  Utilities   0.6%
Total Market Value   100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). 
     
New Holdings    
Comerica, Inc.   Holdings Liquidated
General Motors Co.   Northrop Grumman Corp.
News Corp., Class A    
     

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