Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Sep 1, 1992
CUSIP: 701769200
Ticker Symbol: PRFIX
Morningstar Category:Intermediate-Term Bond
As of Mar 31, 2019
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $213

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 Mar 31, 2019
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Parnassus Fixed-Incomea4.21%4.21%4.79%2.07%2.37%3.42%4.90%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agg Bond Indexa,b2.94%2.94%4.48%2.03%2.74%3.77%N/A
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bonda,c3.13%3.13%3.98%2.37%2.51%4.56%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, participants or plan sponsors in an ICMA-RC administered account can log in at, or institutions can go to

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Fund Expensesa,d
Gross Expenses0.82%
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., © 2019 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 and gross expense ratios of a fund are typically due to fee waivers, expense reimbursements, and/or expense limits.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
May 31, 2019May 31, 2019$0.033000000
Apr 30, 2019Apr 30, 2019$0.037400000
Mar 29, 2019Mar 29, 2019$0.034300000
Feb 28, 2019Feb 28, 2019$0.032000000
Jan 31, 2019Jan 31, 2019$0.032300000
Dec 27, 2018Dec 27, 2018$0.030000000
Nov 30, 2018Nov 30, 2018$0.033500000
Oct 31, 2018Oct 31, 2018$0.041700000
Sep 28, 2018Sep 28, 2018$0.058300000
Aug 31, 2018Aug 31, 2018$0.032000000
Jul 31, 2018Jul 31, 2018$0.035500000
Jun 29, 2018Jun 29, 2018$0.040500000
May 31, 2018May 31, 2018$0.036000000
Apr 30, 2018Apr 30, 2018$0.039400000
Mar 29, 2018Mar 29, 2018$0.027400000
Feb 28, 2018Feb 28, 2018$0.030600000
Jan 31, 2018Jan 31, 2018$0.027100000
Dec 27, 2017Dec 27, 2017$0.042600000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Mar 31, 2019
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars901
3-Year 3 Stars901
5-Year 3 Stars769
10-Year 2 Stars564

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 Mar 31, 2019
Fixed Income Stylebox
Medium Moderate
Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2019
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income94%

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



Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2019
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock0.0%
Foreign Stock0.0%
Domestic Bond84.3%
Foreign Bond6.2%

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

Fixed Income Sector As of Feb 28, 2019
Cash & Equivalents5.6%

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

Credit Quality As of Feb 28, 2019
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 Feb 28, 2019
Holding NamePercent
Sempra Energy 6% PRF CONVERT 15/01/2021 USD 1002.5%
United States Treasury Notes 2.5%2.4%
United States Treasury Notes 2.62%2.4%
International Finance Corporation 2%2.4%
United States Treasury Notes 3.12%2.0%
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 3.12%2.0%
MasterCard Incorporated 3.38%2.0%
CVS Health Corp 4.1%2.0%
The Charles Schwab Corporation 3.45%1.9%
Pentair Finance SA 3.15%1.9%


Duration and Maturity As of Feb 28, 2019
Average Effective Duration4.35 years
Average Effective Maturity8.77 years
Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2019
Standard Deviation2.822.59



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