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Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund March 2019 Monthly Update

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

                                                                       
Monthly Performance:                                                      

Performance NAV Market Price Discount
Beginning of month value $6.47 $6.08 -6.0%
Distributions  
End of month value $6.55 $6.11 -6.7%
Performance for month 1.24% 0.49%  
Performance year-to-date 13.95% 16.37%  

           
           

Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)   
Total $1,327.8  
Equities $1,289.4  
Percent Invested 97.1%  
     
Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*   
Information Technology 21.2%  
Financials 15.6%  
Health Care 14.8%  
Consumer Discretionary 13.3%  
Communication Services 7.4%  
Industrials 7.2%  
Consumer Staples 6.0%  
Energy 5.9%  
Real Estate 3.9%  
Materials 3.2%  
Utilities 1.5%  
Total Market Value 100.0%  
*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
1-800-241-1850
www.all-starfunds.com
libinfo@alpsinc.com 

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