Applications & Forms

Open an Account with Ariel

Once you have reviewed our prospectus, click on any of the applications below to begin. Simply print, fill out and sign your applications. Send your completed application to Ariel Investment Trust P.O. Box 701, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0701. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 1-800-292-7435, between 8am and 7pm, CT.

Use this application to open a regular (taxable) investment account for an individual investor or a joint account. If establishing a joint account, each party will have the authority to buy and sell shares in the account. To add beneficiaries, please complete our Designation of Transfer on Death Form (TOD).

Use this application to open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Types of IRAs that can be opened include: Traditional, Roth and SEP. For contribution limits and qualification requirements, please click here. If transferring a pre-existing IRA from another company to Ariel Investments, please also complete an IRA Transfer Form and include a copy of your most recent statement. If rolling over a pre-existing qualified retirement plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b) or 457, simply complete an IRA Application and we will assign an account number which you can provide to your current plan administrator. Click for the Universal IRA Disclosure Statement and Custodial Agreement.

Use this application to establish an investment account for a minor. This taxable account can be used for both educational and non-educational purposes and allows an adult to give an irrevocable gift of mutual fund shares to a minor. An adult must be designated custodian on behalf of the minor until the minor reaches the age of majority.

Use this application to establish an education savings account for the benefit of a minor. Investment gains in this account grow tax-deferred and withdrawals are tax-free if used to pay for qualified educational expenses at an accredited elementary school, secondary school or college. For contribution limits and qualifications, please click here. A parent or legal guardian must be designated on behalf of the minor. If transferring a pre-existing Coverdell Education Savings Account from another company to Ariel Investments, please also complete an Education Savings Account Transfer Form and include a copy of your most recent statement. Click for our Education Savings Account Disclosure Statement and Custodial Account Agreement.

Use this application to establish a mutual fund account for a corporation or other legal entity. Be sure to include a copy of the articles of incorporation or other documentation of legal organization.



Transfer or Roll-Over an Existing Account into an Ariel Account

Use this form to transfer assets from an existing IRA to an Ariel Investments IRA. If you do not already have an Ariel Investments account, you will need to also complete an IRA Application.

Use this form to transfer assets from an existing Education Savings Account to an Ariel Investment Trust Education Savings Account. If you do not have a pre-existing Coverdell Education Savings Account with Ariel, please also complete an Education Savings Account Application.



Account Maintenance Forms

Please use this form to make the following ownership changes to your non-IRA Ariel Investments account(s):
  • From an Individual Account to a Joint Tenant Account
  • From a Joint Tenant Account to an Individual Account because of the death of an account owner, divorce or other situation
  • From an Individual or Joint Tenant Account to a Trust
  • From an UGMA/UTMA Account to an Individual Account due to the minor reaching the age of majority
  • UGMA/UTMA change of custodian

Complete this form to make an additional purchase into your Ariel account.

Please use this form to update your address on your Ariel Investments account(s).

Please use this form to add or change banking instructions (i.e., new account number and/or new financial institution) or to begin an Automatic Investment Program (AIP) for your pre-existing Ariel Investments account(s).

Use this form to make the initial Cost Basis Method election for your non-retirement account or to change a previously elected method.

Use this form to designate beneficiaries for your IRA account. If designating beneficiaries to an Individual or Joint account, please use our Designation of Transfer on Death Form (TOD) instead.

Use this form to designate beneficiaries for your Individual or Joint account. If designating beneficiaries to an IRA account, please use our Designation of Retirement Account Beneficiary Form instead.

Use this form to redeem shares from your IRA account, process a conversion or request a recharacterization. A signature guarantee* may be required to complete your request (see form for details).



* A signature guarantee verifies the authenticity of your signature and is designed to protect you and the Funds from fraudulent activities. It can be obtained from a commercial bank, savings bank, credit union or broker-dealer who participates in a signature guarantee program. Please note, you need to be a customer of the financial institution in order to receive a signature guarantee. A notary public cannot provide a signature guarantee. For more information refer to our Full Prospectus.

Use this form to request a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your Ariel Investments IRA.

Please use this form to change your name on your Ariel Investments account(s). Be sure to include a copy of your legal name change document (e.g., a marriage certificate or divorce decree).

Use this form to establish an automatic investment program (AIP) through your employer’s payroll. Please complete a form for each mutual fund you wish to establish an AIP and submit it to your payroll department for processing.

Please complete this form to redeem more than $50,000 from an Ariel Investments (non-retirement) account or if you want to send proceeds from a redemption to an address or bank account that is not currently on file. A signature guarantee* is required to complete your request.



* A signature guarantee verifies the authenticity of your signature and is designed to protect you and the Funds from fraudulent activities. It can be obtained from a commercial bank, savings bank, credit union or broker-dealer who participates in a signature guarantee program. Please note, you need to be a customer of the financial institution in order to receive a signature guarantee. A notary public cannot provide a signature guarantee. For more information refer to our Full Prospectus.



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