SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

August 19, 2013 09:00 ET

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

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2013) - Below is the July 2013 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

   
Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Monthly Update
Ticker: ASG July, 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
 
 
 
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End    
    (31.2% of equity portfolio)    
    (Rank from previous month)    
1   ACE Ltd. (1)   2.2%
2   Cerner Corp. (3)   1.8%
3   LinkedIn Corp., Class A (2)   1.8%
4   Oceaneering International, Inc. (6)   1.7%
5   Under Armour, Inc., Class A (8)   1.7%
6   QUALCOMM, Inc. (5)   1.7%
7   Signature Bank (10)   1.6%
8   Amazon.com, Inc. (12)   1.6%
9   Starbucks Corp. (13)   1.6%
10   Google, Inc., Class A (7)   1.6%
11   Splunk, Inc. (9)   1.5%
12   athenahealth, Inc. (56)   1.5%
13   Fastenal Co. (11)   1.5%
14   ARM Holdings PLC (16)   1.5%
15   Salesforce.com, Inc. (18)   1.4%
16   Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (22)   1.4%
17   American Tower Corp. (14)   1.3%
18   BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (15)   1.3%
19   Visa, Inc., Class A (17)   1.3%
20   Waste Connections, Inc. (23)   1.2%
    Holdings are subject to change.    
   
   
Monthly Performance  
  Performance NAV Market Price Discount
  Beginning of month value $4.97 $4.48 9.9%
  Distributions (Ex-Date July 31) $0.08 $0.08  
  End of month value $5.19 $4.67 10.0%
  Performance for month 6.22% 6.03%  
  Performance year-to-date 20.00% 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   $121.1
  Equities   $118.6
  Percent Invested   97.9%
 
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*    
  Information Technology   30.0%
  Consumer Discretionary   17.3%
  Industrials   16.0%
  Health Care   11.4%
  Financials   10.3%
  Energy   6.1%
  Consumer Staples   5.1%
  Materials   2.2%
  Telecommunication Services   1.6%
Total Market Value   100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).    
     
New Holdings   Holdings Liquidated - None
Nordson Corp.    
Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.    
Polaris Industries, Inc.    
RetailMeNot, Inc.    
     

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