SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

March 11, 2014 15:33 ET

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. February 2014 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2014) - Below is the February 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

   
Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Monthly Update
  Ticker: ASG February, 2014
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:  
  Weatherbie Capital, LLC
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
     
     
     
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End  
  (31.3% of equity portfolio)  
  (Rank from previous month)  
1 Splunk, Inc. (2) 2.2%
2 Cerner Corp. (1) 2.2%
3 athenahealth, Inc. (6) 1.9%
4 Dril-Quip, Inc. (5) 1.9%
5 Signature Bank (4) 1.9%
6 Google, Inc., Class A (3) 1.8%
7 Salesforce.com, Inc. (7) 1.7%
8 Amazon.com, Inc. (8) 1.6%
9 The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (9) 1.6%
10 ARM Holdings PLC (10) 1.5%
11 Visa, Inc., Class A (12) 1.4%
12 BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (18) 1.4%
13 priceline.com, Inc. (14) 1.4%
14 American Tower Corp. (13) 1.3%
15 LinkedIn Corp., Class A (11) 1.3%
16 BofI Holding, Inc. (16) 1.3%
17 Schlumberger Ltd. (17) 1.3%
18 Waste Connections, Inc. (20) 1.2%
19 Precision Castparts Corp. (15) 1.2%
20 ACE Ltd. (22) 1.2%
  Holdings are subject to change.  
     
   
Monthly Performance  
Performance NAV Market Price Discount
Beginning of month value $5.69 $5.19 8.8%
Distributions - -  
End of month value $6.00 $5.69 5.2%
Performance for month 5.45% 9.63%  
Performance year-to-date 3.18% 2.90%  
 
 
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. 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.
 
 
Past performance cannot predict future results      
Returns calculated assuming distributions reinvested
       
Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)    
Total $142.1    
Equities $140.6    
Percent Invested 98.9%    
     
     
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*      
Information Technology   27.3%  
Industrials   16.3%  
Consumer Discretionary   15.4%  
Financials   14.0%  
Health Care   13.4%  
Energy   6.3%  
Consumer Staples   5.3%  
Materials   1.9%  
Telecommunication Services   0.1%  
Total Market Value   100.0%  
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).      
       
       
New Holdings     Holdings Liquidated
inContact, Inc.     Hittite Microwave Corp.
InterDigital, Inc.      
XPO Logistics, Inc.      
       

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