August 14, 2020

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund July 2020 Monthly Update

BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Below is the July 2020 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)…

BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Below is the July 2020 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund

Ticker: USA               

Monthly Update, July, 2020

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  

            Fiduciary Management, Inc.               

            Pzena Investment Management, LLC

Growth Managers:

            Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP      

            TCW Investment Management Company

Top 20 Holdings at Month-End

         (34.1% of equity portfolio)

1

PayPal Holdings, Inc.                

2.8%

2

Amazon.com, Inc.                       

2.8%

3

Adobe, Inc.                                   

2.7%

4

Facebook, Inc.                              

2.1%

5

Visa, Inc.                                        

2.0%

6

Alphabet, Inc.                                  

2.0%

7

Microsoft Corp.                                 

2.0%

8

Danaher Corp.                                  

1.8%

9

salesforce.com, Inc.                           

1.8%

10

UnitedHealth Group, Inc.                    

1.6%

11

JPMorgan Chase & Co.                      

1.5%

12

Sony Corp.                                           

1.4%

13

Equinix, Inc.                                           

1.3%

14

ServiceNow, Inc.                                     

1.3%

15

Chubb, Ltd.                                  

1.3%

16

IHS Markit, Ltd.                             

1.3%

17

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.               

1.2%

18

Masco Corp.                                    

1.1%

19

American Tower Corp.                     

1.1%

20

Quest Diagnostics, Inc.                    

1.0%

Holdings are subject to change.

Monthly Performance:        

Performance                           

NAV          

Market Price         

Discount

Beginning of month value        

$6.18

$5.72

-7.4%

Distributions (Ex-Date July 23)   

$0.16

$0.16


End of month value                  

$6.32

$5.90

-6.6%

Performance for month             

5.04%

5.94%


Performance year-to-date          

-1.08%

-5.89%


         

Net Assets at Month-End ($millions) 

Total             

$1,344.3

Equities         

$1,326.3

Percent Invested     

98.7%

                     

Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)* 

Information Technology          

22.6%

Financials                               

15.7%

Health Care                             

14.6%

Consumer Discretionary           

14.0%

Industrials                                  

11.8%

Communication Services            

6.2%

Materials                                      

4.4%

Energy                                          

3.6%

Consumer Staples                         

3.5%

Real Estate                                     

3.0%

Utilities                                   

0.6%

Total Market Value                  

100.0%

*Based on Standard & Poor’s and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

New Holdings

Cincinnati Financial Corp.

Textron, Inc.

Holdings Liquidated

Interpublic Group of Cos., 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.

Sources of distributions to shareholders may include ordinary dividends, long-term capital gains and return of capital.  The final determination of the source of all distributions in 2020 for tax reporting purposes will be made after year end.  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. Based on current estimates a portion of the distributions consists of a return of capital. These estimates may not match the final tax characterization (for the full year’s distributions) contained in shareholder 1099-DIV forms after the end of the year.                                

All data is as of July 31, 2020 unless otherwise noted.                     

Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund

1-800-241-1850

www.all-starfunds.com

libinfo@alpsinc.com

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