SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

November 11, 2015 10:23 ET

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. October 2015 Update

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2015) - Below is the October 2015 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

     
Liberty All-Star Growth Fund   Monthly Update
  Ticker: ASG   October, 2015
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
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)   2.2%
2   Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (29)   1.8%
3   Visa, Inc., Class A (4)   1.7%
4   Lowe's Cos., Inc. (5)   1.7%
5   Alphabet, Inc., Class C (10)   1.7%
6   Amgen, Inc. (8)   1.7%
7   Middleby Corp. (3)   1.7%
8   ExamWorks Group, Inc. (18)   1.7%
9   Amazon.com, Inc. (13)   1.6%
10   The Priceline Group, Inc. (15)   1.6%
11   ARM Holdings PLC (9)   1.6%
12   Schlumberger Ltd. (14)   1.6%
13   Wayfair, Inc., Class A (6)   1.6%
14   Mondelez International, Inc., Class A (11)   1.6%
15   Ecolab, Inc. (12)   1.5%
16   Signature Bank (21)   1.5%
17   Waste Connections, Inc. (16)   1.5%
18   Facebook, Inc., Class A (41)   1.4%
19   Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (17)   1.4%
20   SAP SE (34)   1.3%
    Holdings are subject to change.    
         
Monthly Performance    
Performance   NAV   Market Price   Discount
  Beginning of month value   $5.08   $4.54   10.6%
  Distributions ( Ex-Date October 28)   $0.11   $0.11    
  End of month value   $5.30   $4.84   8.7%
  Performance for month   6.70%   9.03%    
  Performance year-to-date   1.41%   2.12%    
               

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.

Performance returns for the Fund are total returns, which include dividends, and are net of management fees and other 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 ordinary dividends, 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 its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. If a distribution includes anything other than net investmentincome, 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 $131.3    
  Equities $130.0    
  Percent Invested 99.1%    
     
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*    
  Information Technology   24.3%  
  Consumer Discretionary   16.8%  
  Health Care   15.8%  
  Financials   13.5%  
  Industrials   12.3%  
  Consumer Staples   10.9%  
  Energy   3.6%  
  Materials   2.4%  
  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
None     None
       

Contact Information

  • Liberty All-Star Growth Fund
    1-800-241-1850