Jerome Dodson

Jerome Dodson | PARNX

Mutual Fund
Parnassus Mid Cap Growth Fund
Last update 2023-10-23 41 Stocks (6 new)
Value $711.00 Mil Turnover 14 %
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Jerome Dodson Profile

Jerome L. Dodson is the Founder and President of Parnassus Investments. He was the lead Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Fund and the Parnassus Asia Fund and the sole Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Endeavor Fund (now the Parnassus Value Equity Fund) until he stopped managing money for the firm at the end of 2020, though he remains Chairman of the Board.
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. Affiliated Managers Group gained control of Parnassus in mid-2021 after acquiring a majority stake in the firm.

Jerome Dodson Investing Philosophy

The Parnassus Mid Cap Growth Fund invests in U.S. mid-cap companies with long-term competitive advantages, quality management teams and good ESG practices. It also looks for companies that are gaining market share and have long runways for growth through established business models and proven financials. It also avoids highly leveraged companies and those associated with the production of fossil fuels, tobacco, alcohol and certain other industries.
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