ESTABLISHING YOUR ACCOUNT

 

You've familiarized yourself with our investment approach, programs and service, and now you are ready to open an account with us. This page provides the information and forms required to move forward. No printer? You can request that we mail you the required materials by sending us an e-mail. Please provide your name, mailing address, custodian, type of account(s) and how you intend to fund the account - existing balance, transfer, wire or check.

We manage accounts for clients with the following third party custodians:

Charles Schwab - all programs
Fidelity Investments - all programs
Jefferson National - High Yield Bond program only
ProFunds - Equity program only
Rydex - Equity program only
TD Ameritrade - all programs
Thrift Savings Plan - TSP program only
Vanguard - all programs

 

step one

 

Complete Mutual Fund Strategist Ltd Forms

 

An adviser must have details of their clients financial objectives and risk tolerance level in order to make reasonable recommendations. The information we obtain from you in the Client Questionnaire will be used only for these purposes, and will be kept confidential. This form must be completed and returned in order to establish an account with us.

a) Client Questionnaire

 

This document is the legal contract between you and Mutual Fund Strategist Ltd. It outlines what we will commit to do for you and what you are committing to do for us. This Managed Account Services Agreement must be completed and returned to us to open an account.

b) Managed Account Services Agreement

 

You are required by law to receive or review a copy of Mutual Fund Strategist's Form ADV Part II. Here is a current copy for your review. You do not need to print this out or send us a copy.

Form ADV Part II

 

step two

 

Complete Custodian Account Applications

 

If you already have an account at Schwab, please complete the “Power of Attorney for Charles Schwab Brokerage Accounts” below. This form gives Mutual Fund Strategist Ltd the authority through a limited power of attorney to manage your existing Schwab account. Management fees must be paid outside of the account, either by check or credit card.

Power of Attorney for Charles Schwab Brokerage Accounts

 

If you do not yet have a Schwab account, please visit Charles Schwab's Open an Account page to download and then complete the appropriate document(s) for your account type.

 

If you already have an account at Fidelity Investments, please complete the “Fidelity Trading Authority Form” below. This document gives Mutual Fund Strategist Ltd the authority to manage your existing Fidelity account. Management fees must be paid outside of the account, either by check or credit card.

Fidelity Trading Authority Form

 

If you do not have a Fidelity account yet, please visit Fidelity Investments' Customer Service page and click on "Find a Form". Download and complete the appropriate document(s) for your account type.

 

If you already have an account with Jefferson National, please complete the “Advisor Authorization Agreement” below. This document gives Mutual Fund Strategist Ltd the authority to manage your existing Jefferson National account and deduct management fees.

Jefferson National Advisor Authorization Agreement

 

If you have a variable annuity with another company and wish to transfer it to Jefferson National, please contact us so that we may initiate the process for you.

 

If you do not yet have a ProFunds account, please visit the ProFunds Open an Account page. ProFunds allows you to establish your account online.

 

If you do not yet have a Rydex account, please visit the Rydex Forms & Applications page. You may download the the appropriate document(s) for your account type and complete them offline or fill out the forms online.

 

TD Ameritrade does not permit third parties to post their documents online. In order to establish a Mutual Fund Strategist Ltd account with TDA, or to add our trading authorization to your existing account, please contact us at (800) 355-3863 for the necessary forms.

 

If you would like to invest your TSP account with our TSP Momentum Portfolio, please complete the “Thrift Savings Plan Special Power of Attorney Form” form below. This document gives Mutual Fund Strategist Ltd the authority to manage your existing TSP account. Management fees must be paid outside of the account by check or credit card.

Thrift Savings Plan Special Power of Attorney Form

 

If you already have an account at Vanguard, please complete the “Vanguard Agent Authorization” below. This document gives Mutual Fund Strategist Ltd the authority to manage your existing Vanguard account. Management fees must be paid outside of the account, either by check or credit card.

Vanguard Agent Authorization

 

If you do not yet have a Vanguard account, please visit Vanguard's Open Accounts / Transfer Assets page to complete the appropriate document(s) for your account type.

 

step three

 

Mail Your Forms And Fund Your Account

Before mailing, please make sure you have completed and signed all necessary forms. Some custodians require that your signatures be notarized or guaranteed. We will make copies for your records.

Mail your (1) MFS client questionnaire, (2) MFS managed account services agreement, (3) custodial account application and (4) custodial investment adviser authorization directly to us at:

Mutual Fund Strategist, Ltd.
Post Office Box 755
Shelburne, VT 05482

If you would like to send your new account forms by overnight mail, please contact us for next-day delivery instructions.

Unless you are funding your account through either an existing balance, a transfer (enclose a transfer form) or bank wire, please include a check payable to your custodian -- Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, TD Ameritrade or Vanguard. To wire funds, please send your paperwork to us and once the account is set up, we will provide you with wiring instructions.

If you have any questions about this process or the forms, please do not hesitate to call our office at (800) 355-FUND weekdays between 9 am and 3 pm, eastern time, or send us an email.

 
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