SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

September 16, 2013 10:51 ET

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. August 2013 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2013) -  Below is the August 2013 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

   
  Liberty All-Star Growth Fund   Monthly Update
  Ticker: ASG   August, 2013
   
 
Investment Approach
 
Fund Style:All- Cap Growth
 
Fund Strategy: Combines three growth style investment managers, each with a distinct capitalization focus (small-, mid- and large-cap)selected and continuously monitored by the Fund's Investment Advisor.
 
Investment Managers:
M.A. Weatherbie & Company, Inc.
Small-Cap Growth | Matthew A. Weatherbie, CFA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TCW Investment Management Company
Mid-Cap Growth | Chang Lee and Mike Olson, CFA
Large-Cap Growth | Craig C. Blum, CFA
 
   
Monthly Performance  
Performance NAV Market Price Discount
  Beginning of month value $5.19 $4.67 10.0%
  Distributions - -  
  End of month value $5.24 $4.67 10.9%
  Performance for month 0.96% 0.00%  
  Performance year-to-date 21.16% 20.74%  
       
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 $122.1    
  Equities $120.0    
  Percent Invested 98.3%    
       
   
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End  
  (30.7% of equity portfolio)  
  (Rank from previous month)  
1 ACE Ltd. (1) 2.0%
2 LinkedIn Corp., Class A (3) 1.9%
3 QUALCOMM, Inc. (6) 1.7%
4 Cerner Corp. (2) 1.7%
5 Under Armour, Inc., Class A (5) 1.6%
6 Splunk, Inc. (11) 1.6%
7 Salesforce.com, Inc. (15) 1.6%
8 Starbucks Corp. (9) 1.6%
9 Signature Bank (7) 1.5%
10 Google, Inc., Class A (10) 1.5%
11 Oceaneering International, Inc. (4) 1.5%
12 ARM Holdings PLC (14) 1.5%
13 Amazon.com, Inc. (8) 1.5%
14 athenahealth, Inc. (12) 1.5%
15 Dril-Quip, Inc. (26) 1.4%
16 Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (16) 1.4%
17 Fastenal Co. (13) 1.3%
18 American Tower Corp. (17) 1.3%
19 BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (18) 1.3%
20 Visa, Inc., Class A (19) 1.3%
  Holdings are subject to change.  
     
   
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*  
  Information Technology 29.6%
  Consumer Discretionary 16.5%
  Industrials 16.1%
  Health Care 11.1%
  Financials 10.8%
  Energy 6.7%
  Consumer Staples 4.8%
  Telecommunication Services 2.2%
  Materials 2.2%
Total Market Value 100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).  
   
   
New Holdings Holdings Liquidated
AGCO Corp. Gildan Activewear, Inc.
Chuy's Holdings, Inc. National Instruments Corp.
Geospace Technologies Corp. Roper Industries, Inc.
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. VistaPrint, N.V.
ViaSat, Inc.  
   

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