September 21, 2021

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. August 2021 Monthly Update

BOSTON, Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Below is the August 2021 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc….

BOSTON, Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Below is the August 2021 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc.

Ticker: ASG

Monthly Update, August, 2021         

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

            Congress Asset Management Company, LLP

            Mid-Cap Growth

            Sustainable Growth Advisers, LP

            Large-Cap Growth

Top 20 Holdings at Month-End


(31.0% of equity portfolio)


1

Paylocity Holding Corp.

2.0%

2

Amazon.com, Inc.

1.9%

3

Upstart Holdings, Inc.

1.9%

4

Natera, Inc.

1.9%

5

FirstService Corp.

1.9%

6

Progyny, Inc.

1.6%

7

UnitedHealth Group, Inc.

1.6%

8

Chegg, Inc.

1.6%

9

Microsoft Corp.

1.6%

10

Workday, Inc.

1.6%

11

Visa, Inc.

1.5%

12

Signature Bank

1.5%

13

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

1.4%

14

Facebook, Inc.

1.4%

15

salesforce.com, Inc.

1.4%

16

Intuit, Inc.

1.3%

17

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.

1.3%

18

Globant SA

1.2%

19

Ball Corp.

1.2%

20

Alphabet, Inc.

1.2%

Holdings are subject to change

 

Monthly Performance

Performance

NAV

Market Price

Discount

Beginning of month value

$8.56

$8.51

-0.6%

End of month value

$8.94

$8.77

-1.9%

Performance for month

4.44%

3.06%


Performance year-to-date

20.39%

14.93%


 

Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)

Total

$479.5

Equities

$481.5

Percent Invested

100.4%

 

Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*

Information Technology

29.8%

Health Care

21.9%

Consumer Discretionary

13.8%

Industrials

12.1%

Financials

10.0%

Communication Services

4.4%

Real Estate

3.7%

Materials

2.1%

Consumer Staples

1.5%

Energy

0.7%

Total Market Value

100.0%

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

New Holdings

None

Holdings Liquidated

None

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 and exercised all primary rights in the Fund’s rights offering. 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 2021 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 no 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 August 31, 2021 unless otherwise noted.

Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc.

1-800-241-1850

www.all-starfunds.com

libinfo@alpsinc.com

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