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April 2014

Name Changes to Two Parnassus Funds

Effective May 1st, 2014, the Parnassus Equity Income Fund will be renamed the Parnassus Core Equity Fund, and the Parnassus Workplace Fund will be renamed the Parnassus Endeavor Fund.

April 2014

Matthew D. Gershuny promoted to Director of Research

Matthew D. Gershuny promoted to Director of Research

January 2014

Parnassus Funds Announces Changes in Board of Trustees

Parnassus Funds Announces Changes in Board of Trustees

May 2013

Parnassus Fund Manager Update

Ian Sexsmith and Romahlo Wilson to manage Parnassus Fund with Jerome Dodson Effective May 1, 2013

May 2013

Parnassus Investments to Launch Parnassus Asia Fund

Parnassus Investments to Launch Parnassus Asia Fund on May 1, 2013

Performance data is not current for archived news and updates.

December 2013

Kiplinger – The Five Best Stock Funds for 2014

The Parnassus Equity Income Fund is highlighted as one of the Five Best Stock Funds for 2014 by Steven Goldberg.

September 2013

GreenMoney Journal – Op-Ed by Jerome Dodson

In this op-ed for the Green Money Journal, Jerome Dodson discusses what qualities make the Parnassus Workplace Fund and Parnassus Asia Fund unique investment options.

August 2013

Kiplinger - The Best Socially Responsible Fund?

“Whether or not you inject social and political matters into your investment decisions, you’ll find Parnassus Equity Income appealing.” Steven Goldberg – Kiplinger

February 2013

Fast Company - The Proof Is In The Profits: America's Happiest Companies Make More Money

"Workplace happiness may seem like a fuzzy concept when it comes to financial value. But as the Parnassus Workplace Fund has proven, dignity has--and creates--value." Mark Crowley - Fast Company Magazine

February 2013

International Finance Corporation - IFC $1 Billion Green Bond Marks Largest Climate-Friendly Issuance

The Parnassus Fixed-Income Fund has invested in the largest green bond issue to date. The $1 billion green bond fund was issued by the International Finance Corporate (IFC) and will be used to support IFC climate-friendly projects in developing countries.

Performance data is not current for archived Parnassus Fund Reports.

February 2014

Parnassus Funds Annual Report 12/31/13

The annual report for the Parnassus Funds reviews the performance for the fourth quarter of 2013.

November 2013

Parnassus Funds Quarterly Report 9/30/13

The semiannual report for the Parnassus Funds reviews the performance for the third quarter of 2013.

August 2013

Parnassus Funds Semiannual Report 6/30/13

The semiannual report for the Parnassus Funds reviews the performance for the second quarter of 2013.

May 2013

Parnassus Funds Quarterly Report 3/31/13

The quarterly report for the Parnassus Funds reviews the performance for the first quarter of 2013.

February 2013

Parnassus Funds Annual Report 12/31/12

The annual report for the Parnassus Funds reviews the performance for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Performance data is not current for archived Parnassus Digests.

January 2014

The Evolution of the Parnassus Fixed-Income Fund and Opportunities for 2014

In this Parnassus Digest, Samantha will discuss changes in the fixed-income market and in the Parnassus Fixed-Income Fund, as well as opportunities in this market for the future.

November 2013

Addressing Carbon in Equities

In this Parnassus Digest, Maria Kamin, ESG Research Manager, discusses how Parnassus Investments approaches carbon in its portfolios.

August 2013

Investment Thesis: C.H. Robinson

In this Parnassus Digest, Portfolio Manager Ian Sexmith shares what makes C.H. Robinson an opportunistic investment.

April 2013

Investment Thesis: Mondelez

In this Parnassus Digest, Senior Research Analyst Robert Klaber shares what makes Mondelez a great example of a Parnassus investment.

January 2013

2013 Economic Outlook: Sectoral Financial Balances

In this Parnassus Digest, Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Fixed-Income Fund, Minh T. Bui, discusses the link between the U.S. government budget and the rest of the economy and how changes in the government budget can impact other economic sectors.

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January 2014

A Return to Traditional Asset Allocation

This paper explores the changes in the post-recession fixed-income market and what investors should consider as they reposition their portfolios for the upcoming year and beyond.