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Parnassus Equity Income Fund - Investor Shares

Todd Ahlsten

Todd C. Ahlsten

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

Todd C. Ahlsten is the Chief Investment Officer and the lead Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Equity Income Fund. He joined Parnassus Investments in 1995 as a Research Analyst and was previously a Parnassus research intern. In 1998, Mr. Ahlsten was promoted to Director of Research and subsequently became Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Equity Income Fund in 2001. He became Chief Investment Officer in 2008. Mr. Ahlsten received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in finance and accounting.

Benjamin Allen

Benjamin E. Allen

Director of Research, Portfolio Manager

Benjamin E. Allen is the Director of Research and a Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Equity Income Fund. He joined Parnassus Investments in 2005 as a Senior Research Analyst and was previously a Parnassus research intern. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Allen worked at Morgan Stanley in New York, first as an Investment Banking Analyst and later in the firm’s venture capital group. Raised in Massachusetts, he is an alumnus of the Boston Latin School. Mr. Allen graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in government, and completed the general course in philosophy at the London School of Economics. Mr. Allen received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.