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Jerome Dodson to Speak at 2020 GuruFocus Value Conference

Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio), founder and chairman of Parnassus Investments and lead portfolio manager of the Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio), will be a speaker at the 2020 GuruFocus Value Conference in Omaha on Friday, May 1 (the day before the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) annual meeting). Tickets for the event are on sale here.

Dodson manages the portfolio for the firm's Endeavor strategy, which invests in U.S. large-cap companies with demonstrated long-term competitive advantages, quality management and positive performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The fund prefers deeply discounted and undervalued stocks and avoids investments in fossil fuels.

The Parnassus Endeavor Fund manages $3.76 billion in assets and has returned 23.73% year to date. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 2.89% over the past month, 0.42% over the past 10 years and 2.37% since April 29, 2005.

As of Sept. 30, Dodson's top holdings for the fund were Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU), Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Perrigo Co. PLC (NYSE:PRGO). His largest sector allocations were in technology (43.69%), health care (22.53%) and financial services (15.08%).

With an aim to increase clients' wealth both through the fund and by investing in companies that have a positive impact on society, Dodson will have invaluable advice to share with fellow investors at the conference.

Dodson joins a group of esteemed investors and fund managers who will be speaking at this year's conference, including Ariel Investments' Rupal Bhansali and keynote speaker Matthew McLennan (you can find the full list of speakers here). In addition to the speeches, the conference will include Q&A sessions, meals and opportunities to network with fellow investors attending the event. Early-bird discounts are available, so don't forget to register for the 2020 GuruFucus Value Conference here. See you in Omaha!

Read more here:

  • Jerome Dodson's 3rd-Quarter New Buys
  • Parnassus Endeavor Fund Buys 4 Stocks in 3rd Quarter

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.