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Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund December 2019 Monthly Update

BOSTON, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is the December 2019 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA)

(PRNewsfoto/All-Star Funds)

Liberty All-Star Equity Fund                                 
Ticker: USA   
Monthly Update, December, 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                              


(31.2% of equity portfolio)  


1

Adobe, Inc.                        

2.2%

2

Visa, Inc.                            

2.1%

3

PayPal Holdings, Inc.        

2.1%

4

Amazon.com, Inc.            

2.1%

5

Alphabet, Inc.                 

1.9%

6

Microsoft Corp.              

1.9%

7

Halliburton Co.                 

1.8%

8

salesforce.com, Inc.        

1.8%

9

Facebook, Inc.            

1.6%

10

Abbott Laboratories           

1.4%

11

Danaher Corp.                 

1.4%

12

Capital One Financial Corp.  

1.4%

13

Mondelez International, Inc. 

1.4%

14

Bank of America Corp.     

1.3%

15

Equinix, Inc.                   

1.3%

16

American International Group, Inc.  

1.3%

17

Amgen, Inc.                   

1.1%

18

American Tower Corp.        

1.1%

19

Home Depot, Inc.          

1.0%

20

ServiceNow, Inc.          

1.0%

Holdings are subject to change.


Monthly Performance:                                                      

Performance

NAV

Market Price

Discount

Beginning of month value

$6.70

$6.58

-1.8%

End of month value

$6.90

$6.77

-1.9%

Performance for month

2.99%

2.89%


Performance year-to-date

30.07%

39.72%


Net Assets at Month-End ($millions)                                  

Total 

$1,440.3

Equities 

$1,424.5

Percent Invested

98.9%

Sector Breakdown (% of equity portfolio)*                                  

Information Technology    

21.2%

Financials                      

16.5%

Health Care                       

15.3%

Consumer Discretionary     

12.6%

Industrials                        

8.8%

Energy                            

6.8%

Communication Services    

5.9%

Consumer Staples          

5.5%

Real Estate                   

3.6%

Materials                     

2.9%

Utilities                       

0.9%

Total Market Value          

100.0%

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

New Holdings                       
Corteva, Inc.

Holdings Liquidated
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

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 December 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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