• Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund January 2018 Update

    Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 16 Feb 2018 14:57:46   America/New_York

    BOSTON, Feb. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Below is the January 2018 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE:USA)

    Liberty All-Star Equity Fund   Monthly Update
    Ticker: USA   January, 2018
    Investment Approach

    Fund Style: Large-Cap Core 
    Fund Strategy: Combines three value-style and two growth-style 
    investment managers. Those selected demonstrate a consistent 
    investment philosophy, decision making process, continuity of key 
    people and above-average long-term results compared to managers 
    with similar styles. 
    Investment Managers: 
    Value Managers: 
    Aristotle Capitol Management, LLC 
    Macquarie Investment Management 
    Pzena Investment Management, LLC 
    Growth Managers: 
    Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP 
    TCW Investment Management Company 

    Top 20 Holdings at Month-End 
     (30.1% of equity portfolio) 
    1Alphabet, Inc., Class C2.1%
    2Amazon.com, Inc.2.1%
    3Visa, Inc., Class A2.1%
    4Adobe Systems, Inc.2.0%
    5Salesforce.com, Inc.2.0%
    6Facebook, Inc., Class A1.9%
    7Mondelez International, Inc., Class A1.6%
    8Bank of America Corp.1.6%
    9Halliburton Co.1.5%
    10PayPal Holdings, Inc.1.4%
    11Equinix, Inc.1.3%





    12Lowe's Companies, Inc.1.3%
    13Oracle Corp.1.3%
    14Chubb Ltd.1.2%
    15The Home Depot, Inc.1.2%
    16DowDuPont, Inc.1.1%
    17The Priceline Group, Inc.1.1%
    18Starbucks Corp.1.1%
    19Capital One Financial Corp.1.1%
    20JPMorgan Chase & Co.1.1%
     Holdings are subject to change. 

    Monthly Performance  
    PerformanceNAVMarket PriceDiscount 
    Beginning of month value$6.87 $6.30 -8.3% 
    Distributions (Ex-Date January 25)$0.18 $0.18   
    End of month value$7.12 $6.54 -8.1% 
    Performance for month 6.49% 6.67%  
    Performance year-to-date 6.49% 6.67%  
    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 includes dividends, and are net of management fees and other Fund expenses. Returns are 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 investment income, the fund provides a Section 19(a) notice of the best estimate of its distribution sources at that time. 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 $1,378.9    
    Equities $1,385.2    
    Percent Invested 100.5%    
    Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*    
    Information Technology  24.4%  
    Financials  17.3%  
    Health Care  14.5%  
    Consumer Discretionary  14.3%  
    Energy  8.6%  
    Consumer Staples  6.4%  
    Industrials  6.0%  
    Materials  3.3%  
    Real Estate  2.8%  
    Utilities  1.3%  
    Telecommunication Services  1.1%  
    Total Market Value  100.0%  
    *Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).    
    New Holdings  Holdings Liquidated 
    None  Cigna Corp. 
       Parker-Hannifin Corp. 
       Seagate Technology PLC 

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