Our Funds

Parnassus 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.

Ian Sexsmith

Ian Sexsmith, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst

Ian Sexsmith is a Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Fund and a Senior Research Analyst. He joined Parnassus Investments in 2011 and was previously a Parnassus research intern. His prior experience includes work at Scotiabank and TD Bank Financial Group in Toronto. Mr. Sexsmith received his bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada and his master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds the CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.