American Century Investments® Brokerage Account Application

Accounts are available only to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

  • Complete this application to open one of the following American Century Investments brokerage accounts: Individual or Joint.
  • Please keep a copy of this application for your records.
         Step 1: Choose Your Account Registration
Account Type

A standard account will be opened. To upgrade to a Corestone Account® which includes additional features such as unrealized gain/loss tracking and debit card, complete and return the Brokerage Corestone Account Application PDF.
Choose Your Account Registration


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         Step 2: Provide Account Information
Complete for Individual or Joint Account

We will use the first owner's name and U.S. Social Security number for IRS reporting purposes unless you give alternate instructions.

First Name:    Middle Initial:
Last Name:    Suffix:
Social Security Number: (XXX-XX-XXXX)  
Date of Birth: (01/01/2009)  
Citizenship U.S. Citizen   U.S. Resident Alien   
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         Step 3: Provide Contact Information
Provide Your Address

Primary Owner's Street Address

Address Line 1:  (no P.O. or Private Mail Boxes permitted)   Telephone number (daytime):  
Address Line 2: (Example "Apt 101") Telephone number (evening):  

Primary Owner's Mailing Address ( check if same as above)

Address Line 1:  (P.O. or Private Mail Boxes are permitted) 
Address Line 2: (Example "Apt 101")
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         Step 4: Provide Affiliation / Institutional Account Information
We are required to have the information below before we can open this account.

Are you or an immediate family member employed by or affiliated with a member firm of an exchange or FINRA, including American Century Investments? If you or the beneficial owner is affiliated with a self-regulatory organization or stock exchange, a letter of account approval from your Compliance Officer must be received prior to the opening of an account. Notification of intent to open an account will be sent in accordance with current regulations.


Are you or an immediate family member a registered investment advisor?


Are you or an immediate family member a natural person, corporation, partnership, trust or otherwise, with total assets of at least $50 million?

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         Step 5: Provide Funding Information
Designate Account Funding

The minimum initial investment for a standard account is $2,500 and $10,000 for a Corestone account. Checks must be payable to American Century Brokerage.

 By Check
I will mail a check payable to American Century Brokerage in the amount of:

American Century Investments
P.O. Box 419146
Kansas City, MO 64141-6146
 By Stock or Bond Certificates
I will mail certificate(s) 
These must be endorsed exactly as they are registered on each face and have written Pershing LLC on the line between 'appoint' and 'attorney.'

American Century Investments
P.O. Box 419146
Kansas City, MO 64141-6146
 By Transfer from Another Financial Institution

Complete the Brokerage Transfer Form PDF. Fill out one Brokerage Transfer Form per financial institution and attach a copy of the most recent statement(s) showing the assets to be transferred.

American Century Investments
P.O. Box 419146
Kansas City, MO 64141-6146

By Direct Transfer from American Century Investments

Authorization to Transfer from American Century Investments

You can transfer mutual fund shares from an American Century Investments individual or joint account to your new brokerage account. Please note:

  • Transfer in-kind - The account registration must be identical and the mutual fund remains the same. Indicate the number of shares below if transferring in-kind. All money market funds will be liquidated.
  • Liquidate - The account registration must be identical and the current mutual fund shares will be sold and transferred as cash to the brokerage account. Indicate the dollar amount to liquidate. This may be a taxable event.
    • If transferring among accounts with different registrations, please send a letter of authorization with all owners' signatures. For transfers exceeding $100,000, your letter of authorization must have all owners' signatures guaranteed. For questions, please contact an Investment Specialist at 1-888-345-2071. Investment Specialists are available to assist you weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.
  • Automatic investments on your mutual fund account will be discontinued. To set up an automatic or one-time investment on your new brokerage account, complete the Brokerage Investment and Redemption Form PDF
  • Unmatured Giftrust accounts are not available for transfer to a brokerage account
  • By submitting this form you are authorizing us to transfer the fund(s) listed below from American Century Investments
Name of fund/account number:   Transfer in-kind


Name of fund/account number:   Transfer in-kind

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         Step 6: Select Additional Services
Select Additional Account Services
Complete for Internet Access: Go to Opens in a New Window  for account information, online trading, and to sign up for electronic delivery of your account documents.
Provide one email address:   
Mother's maiden name (This information is required to establish access to your account online.)   

Automatic Sweep Account
American Century Investments brokerage automatically invests cash balances from the account into an American Century Investments money market fund. Please select one of the money market funds below. If a fund is not selected, the cash balance will automatically be swept into the Prime Money Market Fund.

Select one from the list below:

 California Tax-Free Money Market Fund (refer to prospectus for state availability)
 Capital Preservation Fund
 Prime Money Market Fund
 Tax-Free Money Market Fund (income may be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax)

You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before you invest. The fund's prospectus or summary prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1-888-345-2071, contains this and other information about the fund, and should be read carefully before investing. Investments are subject to market risk.

An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

CheckWriting (optional)

Establish the convenience of easy access to your American Century Brokerage account by completing the Brokerage CheckWriting Service Authorization Adobe PDF .

Establish a Corestone Account and enjoy the flexibility of CheckWriting, Visa®Debit Card and enhanced cost basis tracking by completing the Brokerage Corestone Account Application Adobe PDF.

Enhanced Cost Basis (optional)

Add Bank Information (optional)
To invest funds from your bank or to send funds to your bank by ACH (Automated Clearing House) or wire, complete our Brokerage Investment and Redemption Form Adobe PDF .

Margin Feature (not available for UGMA/UTMA, estate or other non-trust trust accounts)
Margin borrowing may provide overdraft protection and a secured line of credit for liquidity of purchases. To provide you with these benefits, the account may automatically be established with the margin feature unless you check the box below. Corporations are required to supply a corporate resolution to establish the margin feature.

 I DO NOT want to add the margin feature to my account.
Addition of this feature is subject to American Century Investments' approval and may require a review of your credit history. Margin borrowing involves additional risks and is not suitable for all investors. Submitting this application acknowledges that you have read the Margin Agreement section of the Customer Agreement PDF and agree to their terms.

Cost Basis Reporting Method

For information on your default cost basis elections and options available to you, please visit What the Changes to Cost Basis Mean to You.

Duplicate Statements
If you would like duplicate account statements or trade confirmations sent to a different address, please provide the address below.

Please send duplicate statements.
Please send duplicate trade confirmations.

Address Line 1:   (no P.O. or Private Mail Boxes permitted) 
Address Line 2: (Example "Apt 101")

Mutual Fund and Equity Dividend Reinvestments
Dividend and capital gain distributions may be reinvested or swept into your brokerage account. New mutual fund purchases default to reinvest. Equity purchases default to pay the distributions as cash to your sweep account. If you desire to change the defaults, please contact us at 1-888-345-2071 once your account is established.

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         Step 7: Read American Century Brokerage Agreement
Read and Submit

  By Checking this I agree to the above terms and affirm that the information I provided is accurate..

Application electronically approved by principal.
We do not accept written trade instructions. To initiate a trade, please access your account at or call TeleSelect at 1-888-345-2091 or contact us at 1-888-345-2071.

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