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

Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc.
Ticker: ASG
Monthly Update, March, 2019

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
 (29.4% of equity portfolio) 
1FirstService Corp.2.1%
2Chegg, Inc.2.1%
3HEICO Corp.1.7%
4Paylocity Holding Corp.1.7%
5Equinix, Inc.1.5%
6Visa, Inc.1.5%
7Planet Fitness, Inc.1.4%
8Ecolab, Inc.1.4%
9Trade Desk, Inc.1.4%
10Yum! Brands, Inc.1.4%
11Microsoft Corp.1.4%
12Alphabet, Inc.1.4%
13Abbott Laboratories1.4%
14Everbridge, Inc.1.4%
15Autodesk, Inc.1.3%, Inc.1.3%
17Nevro Corp.1.3%
18Insulet Corp.1.3%
19Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.1.2%
20Walt Disney Co.1.2%
Holdings are subject to change.

Monthly Performance:

PerformanceNAVMarket PriceDiscount
Beginning of month value$5.76$5.35-7.1%
End of month value$5.90$5.56-5.8%
Performance for month2.43%3.93% 
Performance year-to-date21.70%29.06% 

Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)

Percent Invested97.7%


Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)* 
Information Technology29.6% 
Consumer Discretionary19.3% 
Health Care19.2%
Consumer Staples4.4% 
Communication Services4.3% 
Real Estate3.6%
Energy 0.3%
Total Market Value100.0% 
*Based on Standard & Poor's and MSCI Barra Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). 

New Holdings
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Hamilton Lane, Inc.
IDEX Corp.
Rapid7, Inc.
Zuora, Inc.

Holdings Liquidated
Allegion PLC
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.
RealPage, Inc.
Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
Virtus Investment Partners, 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® Growth Fund, Inc.