SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

November 18, 2014 15:43 ET

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

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) - Below is the October 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

   
Liberty All-Star Growth Fund Monthly Update
  Ticker: ASG October, 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
Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP
Large-Cap Growth | George Fraise, Robert Rohn & Gordon Marchand, CFA
       
       
Top 20 Holdings at Month-End  
    (32.4% of equity portfolio)  
    (Rank from previous month)  
1   Cerner Corp. (1) 2.5%
2   Salesforce.com, Inc. (4) 2.0%
3   Middleby Corp. (2) 1.9%
4   LinkedIn Corp., Class A (7) 1.8%
5   Google, Inc., Class C (3) 1.8%
6   Splunk, Inc. (10) 1.7%
7   Waste Connections, Inc. (5) 1.7%
8   American Tower Corp. (6) 1.7%
9   ExamWorks Group, Inc. (14) 1.6%
10   Signature Bank (12) 1.6%
11   Visa, Inc., Class A (13) 1.5%
12   Illumina, Inc. (18) 1.5%
13   BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (19) 1.5%
14   Schlumberger Ltd. (9) 1.4%
15   Amazon.com, Inc. (8) 1.4%
16   ServiceNow, Inc. (27) 1.4%
17   ACE Ltd. (17) 1.4%
18   Celgene Corp. (23) 1.4%
19   Starbucks Corp. (15) 1.3%
20   athenahealth, Inc. (11) 1.3%
    Holdings are subject to change.  
       
   
Monthly Performance  
 Performance NAV Market Price Discount
  Beginning of month value $5.48 $5.10 6.9%
  Distributions (Ex-Date October 29) 0.08 0.08  
  End of month value $5.62 $5.19 7.7%
  Performance for month 4.14% 3.33%  
  Performance year-to-date 1.13% -1.79%  
       

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. 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 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 $135.5    
  Equities $132.9    
  Percent Invested 98.0%    
         
       
       
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*   
  Information Technology   24.4%  
  Industrials   18.4%  
  Consumer Discretionary   15.2%  
  Health Care   14.9%  
  Financials   14.5%  
  Consumer Staples   7.2%  
  Energy   4.3%  
  Materials   0.7%  
  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
The Hershey Co.     DSW, Inc., Class A
Lowe's Cos., Inc.     Fastenal Co.
Monsanto Co.     Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.      
Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.      
Wayfair, Inc.      
Whole Foods Market, Inc.      
       

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