SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

August 15, 2014 12:11 ET

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

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2014) - Below is the July 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

 
Liberty All-Star Growth Fund
  Ticker: ASG
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  
    (31.7% of equity portfolio)  
    (Rank from previous month)  
1   Cerner Corp. (1) 2.2%
2   Google, Inc., Class C (3) 1.9%
3   Dril-Quip, Inc. (2) 1.8%
4   athenahealth, Inc. (10) 1.8%
5   Salesforce.com, Inc. (4) 1.8%
6   Waste Connections, Inc. (7) 1.7%
7   American Tower Corp. (11) 1.7%
8   Schlumberger Ltd. (5) 1.6%
9   LinkedIn Corp., Class A (13) 1.6%
10   Amazon.com, Inc. (12) 1.5%
11   Splunk, Inc. (8) 1.5%
12   Signature Bank (9) 1.5%
13   Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (14) 1.5%
14   Starbucks Corp. (18) 1.4%
15   Visa, Inc., Class A (20) 1.4%
16   IHS, Inc., Class A (17) 1.4%
17   priceline.com, Inc. (24) 1.4%
18   ARM Holdings PLC (16) 1.4%
19   ServiceNow, Inc. (19) 1.3%
20   Middleby Corp. (15) 1.3%
    Holdings are subject to change.  
       
     
Monthly Performance    
Performance   NAV   Market Price   Discount
  Beginning of month value   $5.63   $5.42   3.7%
  Distributions (Ex-Date July 30)   $0.08   $0.08    
  End of month value   $5.38   $5.18   3.7%
  Performance for month   -2.96%   -2.95%    
  Performance year-to-date   -4.63%   -3.43%    
 
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.

Sources of distributions to shareholders may include net investment income, net realized short-term capital gains, net realized long-term capital gains and return of capital. Based on current estimates, the distribution will be paid from short-term capital gains. 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, available at
http://www.all-starfunds.com/. 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   $128.9
  Equities   $127.2
  Percent Invested   98.6%
     
     
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*    
  Information Technology   25.9%
  Industrials   17.9%
  Consumer Discretionary   15.9%
  Financials   14.4%
  Health Care   13.6%
  Energy   6.1%
  Consumer Staples   5.2%
  Materials   0.6%
  Telecommunication Services   0.4%
Total Market Value   100.0%
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).    
     
       
New Holdings     Holdings Liquidated
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.     Zillow, Inc., Class A
Five Below, Inc.      
Patrick Industries, Inc.      
       

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