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Parnassus Asia Fund

Jerome Dodson

Jerome L. Dodson

President, Portfolio Manager

Jerome L. Dodson is the Founder and President of Parnassus Investments. He is the lead Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Fund and the Parnassus Asia Fund and is the sole Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Endeavor Fund. Prior to founding Parnassus Investments in 1984, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Savings of America from 1976 to 1982, where he started the "Solar T-Bill" program to finance solar energy installations and also developed innovative programs to finance low and moderate income housing. Mr. Dodson received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and his master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Billy J. Hwan

Billy J. Hwan, CPA, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst

Billy J. Hwan is a Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Asia Fund and a Senior Research Analyst. He joined Parnassus Investments in 2012 and was previously a Parnassus research intern. His prior experience includes equity research at Dodge & Cox in San Francisco and at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. Mr. Hwan received his bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford University and a master's degree in accountancy from the University of Houston. He graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with his master's degree in business administration. Mr. Hwan holds the CPA and CFA designations, and was a former Blakemore Freeman Fellow.