SOURCE: ALPS Advisors, Inc.

ALPS Advisors, Inc.

October 17, 2013 15:32 ET

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

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2013) - Below is the September 2013 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:
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  
    (31.0% of equity portfolio)  
    (Rank from previous month)  
1   Cerner Corp. (4) 2.0%
2   ACE Ltd. (1) 1.9%
3   LinkedIn Corp., Class A (2) 1.8%
4   Splunk, Inc. (6) 1.7%
5   ARM Holdings PLC (12) 1.6%
6   QUALCOMM, Inc. (3) 1.6%
7   Under Armour, Inc., Class A (5) 1.6%
8   Starbucks Corp. (8) 1.6%
9   Salesforce.com, Inc. (7) 1.6%
10   Dril-Quip, Inc. (15) 1.6%
11   Amazon.com, Inc. (13) 1.5%
12   Google, Inc., Class A (10) 1.5%
13   Signature Bank (9) 1.5%
14   athenahealth, Inc. (14) 1.5%
15   Fastenal Co. (17) 1.4%
16   BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. (19) 1.4%
17   American Tower Corp. (18) 1.3%
18   Visa, Inc., Class A (20) 1.3%
19   Oceaneering International, Inc. (11) 1.3%
20   The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. (16) 1.3%
    Holdings are subject to change.   
       
      Monthly Update
      September, 2013
       
Monthly Performance  
Performance NAV Market Price Discount
Beginning of month value $5.24 $4.67 10.9%
Distributions - -  
End of month value $5.55 $4.92 11.4%
Performance for month 5.92% 5.35%  
Performance year-to-date 28.32% 27.21%  
       
 
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 $130.6  
Equities $127.8  
Percent Invested 97.9%  
   
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*    
Information Technology 28.7%  
Consumer Discretionary 17.1%  
Industrials 16.7%  
Health Care 12.0%  
Financials 10.5%  
Energy 6.8%  
Consumer Staples 4.1%  
Materials 2.2%  
Telecommunication Services 1.3%  
Infomation Technology 0.6%  
Total Market Value 100.0%  
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).   
     
New Holdings   Holdings Liquidated
Premier, Inc.   Aruba Networks, Inc.
WABCO Holdings, Inc.    
     

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