· Few fund operators have combined principles and performance with as much success as Parnassus.

The bar is high. Parnassus Core Equity (symbol PRBLX ), with the lion’s share of assets at more than $15 billion, beat its peers in nine of 10 calendar years through 2016 and did so with less volatility. Through April 30, Parnassus Endea­vor ( PARWX ), which focuses on, among other things, corporate workplace policies, was the third-best large-company mutual fund over the past 10 years, number five over five years and number 11 over three years. Parnassus Mid-Cap ( PARMX ) is a member of the Kiplinger 25 , the list of our favorite no-load funds.

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