Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund March 2019 Monthly Update

4/18/2019, 3:17 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

BOSTON, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Below is the March 2019 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund                                 
Ticker: USA   
Monthly Update, March, 2019          

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 Capital 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 
 (31.8% of equity portfolio) 
1Visa, Inc.2.3%, Inc. 2.3% 
3Adobe, Inc. 2.2% 
4PayPal Holdings, Inc. 2.2% 
5Alphabet, Inc. 2.1% 
6Mondelez International, Inc. 1.8% 
7Microsoft Corp. 1.8%, Inc. 1.7% 
9Facebook, Inc. 1.6% 
10Abbott Laboratories 1.6% 
11Equinix, Inc. 1.5% 
12Halliburton Co. 1.4% 
13American International Group, Inc. 1.3% 
14Lowe's Cos., Inc. 1.2% 
15Bank of America Corp. 1.2% 
16Home Depot, Inc. 1.2% 
17American Tower Corp. 1.1% 
18Edison International 1.1% 
19Ulta Beauty, Inc.1.1% 
20Capital One Financial Corp.1.1% 
Holdings are subject to change. 

Monthly Performance:                                                      

PerformanceNAVMarket PriceDiscount
Beginning of month value$6.47$6.08-6.0%
End of month value$6.55$6.11-6.7%
Performance for month1.24%0.49% 
Performance year-to-date13.95%16.37% 


Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)  
Percent Invested97.1% 
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*  
Information Technology21.2% 
Health Care14.8% 
Consumer Discretionary13.3% 
Communication Services7.4% 
Consumer Staples6.0% 
Real Estate3.9% 
Total Market Value100.0% 
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).  

New Holdings                       
Allegion PLC

Holdings Liquidated
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

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. 

All data is as of March 31, 2019 unless otherwise noted. 

Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund


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