Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Sep 1, 1992
CUSIP: 701769200
Ticker Symbol: PRFIX
Morningstar Category:Intermediate-Term Bond
As of Dec 31, 2017
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $230

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks a high level of current income consistent with safety and preservation of capital.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in a diversified portfolio of bonds and other fixed income instruments. Fixed income instruments may include, but are not limited to, U.S. Treasuries and Agency debt, debt of government-related entities, corporate bonds, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, convertible bonds and asset-backed securities. The fund invests mainly in domestic securities, and to a lesser extent may also invest in U.S. dollar denominated foreign securities.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Dec 31, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Parnassus Fixed-Incomea0.06%3.10%3.10%2.07%1.57%3.39%5.03%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agg Bond Indexa,b0.39%3.54%3.54%2.24%2.10%4.01%N/A
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bonda,c0.29%3.71%3.71%2.22%2.05%4.06%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit

Fund Expensesa,d
Gross Expenses0.80%
Net Expenses0.68%


a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2017 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index consists of investment-grade U.S. fixed income securities.

c. The Morningstar category represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

d. Differences between the net expense ratio and gross expense ratio of a fund are typically due to fee waivers, expense reimbursements, expense limits, and/or the reimbursement of fees to the fund.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Feb 28, 2018Feb 28, 2018$0.030600000
Jan 31, 2018Jan 31, 2018$0.027100000
Dec 27, 2017Dec 27, 2017$0.042600000
Nov 30, 2017Nov 30, 2017$0.035500000
Oct 31, 2017Oct 31, 2017$0.022300000
Sep 29, 2017Sep 29, 2017$0.035900000
Aug 31, 2017Aug 31, 2017$0.033200000
Jul 31, 2017Jul 31, 2017$0.026900000
Jun 30, 2017Jun 30, 2017$0.034100000
May 31, 2017May 31, 2017$0.034500000
Apr 28, 2017Apr 28, 2017$0.028100000
Mar 31, 2017Mar 31, 2017$0.030900000
Feb 28, 2017Feb 28, 2017$0.033900000
Jan 31, 2017Jan 31, 2017$0.027800000
Dec 28, 2016Dec 28, 2016$0.028700000
Nov 30, 2016Nov 30, 2016$0.032600000
Nov 22, 2016Nov 22, 2016$0.064900000
Oct 31, 2016Oct 31, 2016$0.016300000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Dec 31, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 2 Stars852
3-Year 3 Stars852
5-Year 2 Stars773
10-Year 2 Stars546

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Dec 31, 2017
Fixed Income Stylebox
Medium Moderate
Allocation of Assets As of Nov 30, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income96%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.



Allocation of Assets As of Nov 30, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock0.0%
Foreign Stock0.0%
Domestic Bond91.4%
Foreign Bond1.8%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

Fixed Income Sector As of Nov 30, 2017
Cash & Equivalents3.6%

Exposure reflects fixed income securities only and will sum to the fixed income exposure of the fund.

Credit Quality As of Nov 30, 2017
Quality LevelPercent
Below B0.0%
Not Rated0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%. Exposure reflects fixed income securities only.

Top Ten Holdings As of Nov 30, 2017
Holding NamePercent
FNMA 4%2.1%
Mastercard Incorporated 3.375%2.1%
FHLMC 3.5%2.0%
Novartis Cap 3%2.0%
V F 3.5%1.8%
US Treasury Note 2.75%1.8%
Schwab Charles Corp New 3.45%1.8%
Masco 3.5%1.8%
Praxair 3.2%1.8%
Apple 2.85%1.8%


Duration and Maturity As of Nov 30, 2017
Average Effective Duration4.35 years
Average Effective Maturity9.72 years
Portfolio Statistics As of Dec 31, 2017
Standard Deviation2.482.56



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