Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Lori MacVittie, Andreas Grabner, Jim Kaskade, John Basso

News Feed Item

Liberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. April 2014 Monthly Update

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/16/14 -- Below is the April 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG)

Liberty All-Star Growth Fund                                  Monthly Update
  Ticker: ASG                                                    April, 2014

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 | Matthew A. Weatherbie, CFA
        TCW Investment Management Company
        Mid-Cap Growth | Chang Lee and Mike Olson, CFA
        Large-Cap Growth | Craig C. Blum, CFA


Top 20 Holdings at Month-End
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     (30.6% of equity portfolio)
     (Rank from previous month)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
   1 Dril-Quip, Inc. (2)                                                2.1%
   2 Cerner Corp. (1)                                                   2.0%
   3 Google, Inc. (4)                                                   1.8%
   4 Signature Bank (3)                                                 1.7%
   5 Splunk, Inc. (5)                                                   1.6%
   6 Salesforce.com, Inc. (7)                                           1.6%
   7 athenahealth, Inc. (6)                                             1.6%
   8 Schlumberger Ltd. (12)                                             1.6%
----
   9 American Tower Corp. (11)                                          1.5%
  10 Amazon.com, Inc. (9)                                               1.5%
  11 ARM Holdings PLC (8)                                               1.5%
  12 Precision Castparts Corp. (16)                                     1.4%
----
  13 Waste Connections, Inc. (15)                                       1.4%
  14 LinkedIn Corp., Class A (10)                                       1.4%
  15 Visa, Inc., Class A (14)                                           1.4%
  16 ACE Ltd. (21)                                                      1.3%
----
  17 Starbucks Corp. (17)                                               1.3%
  18 IHS, Inc., Class A (20)                                            1.3%
  19 Middleby Corp. (30)                                                1.3%
  20 Illumina, Inc. (42)                                                1.3%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Holdings are subject to change.


Monthly Performance
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Performance                                      NAV   Market Price Discount
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Beginning of month value                      $5.78      $5.59      3.3%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Distributions (Ex-Date April 30)              $0.08      $0.08
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  End of month value                            $5.37      $5.31      1.1%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Performance for month                        -5.69%     -3.58%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Performance year-to-date                     -6.26%     -2.52%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

Returns for the Fund are total returns, which include dividends. Performance
returns are net of Fund expenses. The Fund's performance is calculated
assuming that a shareholder reinvested all distributions and exercised all
primary rights in the Fund's rights offerings. 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 actual amounts and sources of the amounts for tax reporting purposes
will depend upon the Fund's investment experience during the remainder of
its fiscal year and may be subject to changes based on tax regulations. If a
distribution includes anything other than net investment income, the Fund
provides a Section 19(a) notice of the best estimate of its distribution
sources at that time. These estimates may not match the final tax
characterization (for the full year's distributions) contained in
shareholders' 1099-DIV forms after the end of the year.

Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Total                                                           $127.9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Equities                                                        $125.9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Percent Invested                                                98.5%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Information Technology                                          25.0%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Industrials                                                     17.4%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Consumer Discretionary                                          16.2%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Financials                                                      14.4%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Health Care                                                     13.2%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Energy                                                          6.8%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Consumer Staples                                                6.0%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Materials                                                       0.7%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Telecommunication Services                                      0.3%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Market Value                                                100.0%
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

New Holdings                           Holdings Liquidated
-------------------------------------  -------------------------------------
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Class A  Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc.
Synaptics, Inc.                        Silver Wheaton Corp.

Contact Information:
Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Inc.
1-800-241-1850
www.all-starfunds.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, discussed how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your aud...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, discussed recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model for ...
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effici...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation; Alan Williamson, Principal...
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
"At ROHA we develop an app called Catcha. It was developed after we spent a year meeting with, talking to, interacting with senior citizens watching them use their smartphones and talking to them about how they use their smartphones so we could get to know their smartphone behavior," explained Dave Woods, Chief Innovation Officer at ROHA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.