Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Sep 1, 1992
CUSIP: 701769101
Ticker Symbol: PRBLX
Morningstar Category:Large Blend
As of Dec 31, 2021
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $32,265
Sustainable Investment:Yes

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  



The investment seeks to achieve both capital appreciation and current income.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund's objective is to achieve both capital appreciation and current income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities. Equity securities include common and preferred stock. Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest a minimum of 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities. At least 75% of the fund's total assets will normally be invested in equity securities that pay interest or dividends.

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, 2021
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Parnassus Core Equity Investora10.74%27.55%27.55%26.41%18.64%16.41%11.85%
S&P 500 Indexa,b11.03%28.71%28.71%26.07%18.47%16.55%N/A
Morningstar Large Blenda,c9.47%26.07%26.07%23.83%16.57%14.96%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 a MissionSquare Retirement 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
Gross Expenses0.84%
Net Expenses0.84%


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b. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 companies representing larger capitalization stocks traded in the U.S.

c. The Morningstar category average return 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.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 22, 2021Dec 22, 2021$0.366500000
Nov 18, 2021Nov 18, 2021$4.399500000
Sep 30, 2021Sep 30, 2021$0.056700000
Jun 30, 2021Jun 30, 2021$0.061600000
Mar 31, 2021Mar 31, 2021$0.043400000
Dec 17, 2020Dec 17, 2020$0.085800000
Nov 19, 2020Nov 19, 2020$2.841700000
Sep 30, 2020Sep 30, 2020$0.049900000
Jun 30, 2020Jun 30, 2020$0.073200000
Mar 31, 2020Mar 31, 2020$0.099300000
Dec 27, 2019Dec 27, 2019$0.092800000
Nov 21, 2019Nov 21, 2019$3.428200000
Sep 30, 2019Sep 30, 2019$0.089100000
Jun 28, 2019Jun 28, 2019$0.069900000
Mar 29, 2019Mar 29, 2019$0.092700000
Dec 27, 2018Dec 27, 2018$0.088400000
Nov 20, 2018Nov 20, 2018$3.314600000
Sep 28, 2018Sep 28, 2018$0.110600000

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Dec 31, 2021
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 5 Stars1244
3-Year 5 Stars1244
5-Year 5 Stars1109
10-Year 5 Stars822

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, 2021
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Nov 30, 2021
Type of Asset Percent
Fixed Income0%

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



Allocation of Assets As of Nov 30, 2021
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock95.6%
Foreign Stock3.1%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%

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


Equity Sector As of Nov 30, 2021
Financial Services13.5%
Communication Services10.8%
Consumer Defensive8.2%
Consumer Cyclical7.5%
Real Estate5.5%
Basic Materials3.1%

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

Top Ten Holdings As of Nov 30, 2021
Holding NamePercent
Microsoft Corp6.9%
Alphabet Inc Class A5.5%
CME Group Inc Class A4.0%
Danaher Corp3.9%
Fiserv Inc3.9%
NVIDIA Corp3.9%
Comcast Corp Class A3.5%
S&P Global Inc3.3%
Charles Schwab Corp3.1%
Linde PLC3.1%


Portfolio Statistics As of Dec 31, 2021
Standard Deviation15.3413.71



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