1 All returns greater than one year are annualized.
2 The inception date for the Parnassus Fund is December
31, 1984. The inception date for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund and Parnassus Fixed
Income Fund is August 31, 1992. The inception date for the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund,
Parnassus Small Cap Fund and Parnassus Endeavor Fund is April 29, 2005. The inception
date for the Institutional Shares of the Parnassus Core Equity Fund is April 28,
2006. The inception date for the Parnassus Asia Fund is April 30, 2013.
a As described in the Fund's current prospectus dated May 1, 2014, Parnassus Investments has contractually agreed to reduce its investment advisory fee to the extent necessary to limit total operating expenses to 0.95% of net assets for the Parnassus Endeavor Fund, 1.20% of net assets for the Parnassus Small Cap Fund, 1.25% of net assets for the Parnassus Asia Fund and 0.68% of net assets for the Parnassus Fixed Income Fund. These limitations continue until May 1, 2015, and may be continued indefinitely by the Adviser on a year-to-year basis. The computation of advisory fees is based on the average daily net assets for each class of shares in each Fund independently.
Performance data quoted represent past performance and are no guarantee of future
returns. All performance assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Current
performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment
return and principal will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed,
may be worth more or less than their original cost.
The Parnassus Core Equity Fund - Institutional Shares were incepted on April 28,
2006. Performance shown prior to the inception of the Institutional Shares reflects
the performance of the Parnassus Core Equity Fund - Investor Shares and includes
expenses that are not applicable to and are higher than those of the Institutional
Prior to May 1, 2004, the Parnassus Fund charged a sales load of a maximum of 3.5%,
which is not reflected in the total return figures. Prior to March 31, 1998, the
Parnassus Core Equity Fund was a balanced fund.