Invest With Us
At Westcore Funds, we offer investors a number of different ways to invest with us, through various account types and share classes. Select from the options below to become a shareholder today.
Open an Account
You can open a new Westcore Account by telephone, by mail, or through a third party. If you’re already a Westcore investor, you can add to your existing funds or purchase new funds online.
Our funds are available through different account types to meet the specific investment needs of our investors, including IRAs to accommodate the easy transfer and management of your retirement assets.
Individual or Joint Account
Individual accounts are regular taxable accounts registered to only one individual.
Joint accounts are regular taxable accounts registered to two or more individuals. There are essentially two types of joint accounts: Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship (“JTWROS”) and Tenants in Common (“TEN COM”). JTWROS should be used if two persons purchase shares with the desire that the survivor receive total holdings on the death of the other. TEN COM should be used if joint owners want their respective estates to inherit their portion of the account.
Individual Retirement Arrangement (“IRA”) accounts were established to help individuals invest for retirement while offering some tax advantages. IRA accounts enable you to accumulate retirement funds faster than conventional savings plans because the earnings generated in IRAs grow free from federal income tax. Westcore offers both Traditional and Roth IRAs.
Coverdell Education Savings Account
Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (“CESAs”) were established to help individuals and families save for future education expenses while offering some tax advantages. CESA accounts enable you to accumulate education savings faster than conventional savings plans because earnings generated in CESAs grow free from federal income tax. Learn more about Westcore CESA Accounts.
Uniform Gift to Minors Act and Uniform Transfer to Minors Act accounts (“UGMA” and “UTMA”) allow adults to contribute to a custodial account in a minor’s name without having to establish a trust or name a legal guardian. Only one minor and one custodian may be registered on a single account. The custodian must be 18 years of age or older, and the account application and all subsequent instructions must be signed by the custodian. The minor’s Social Security Number and date of birth must be included on the application. Proceeds of the account may not be transferred to any account held beneficially by any person other than the minor. Once the money has been gifted to the minor in this way, it is the property of the minor, who then receives the funds at the age of majority.
Established trusts may open a Westcore account using the regular new account application. The names of the trustees and the date of the trust agreement are required on the account application. A copy of the trust document indicating who is authorized to act on behalf of the trust is also required.
Corporate, Partnership, or other Entity Account
Corporations, partnerships or other business entities may open an account with Westcore using the regular new account application. Corporations are required to furnish a Corporate Resolution to open an account. Partnerships and other business entities are also required to furnish other documentation to open an account. For more information on the documentation required for your specific business entity, please contact us.
|Minimum to open a new regular account:||$2,500|
|Minimum to open a new retirement, education1 or UGMA/UTMA account:||$1,000|
|Minimum to open an Automatic Investment Plan Account:||$1,000|
|Automatic Investments:||$25/month per Fund|
|Minimum to add to any type of account:||$25|
|Minimum to open a new regular account:||$250,000|
|Minimum to open a new retirement, education1 or UGMA/UTMA account:||$250,000|
|Minimum to open an Automatic Investment Plan Account:||$250,000|
Learn more about the account types and services available to Westcore shareholders.
Westcore Investor Service Representatives are available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mountain Time (9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time) by calling 800.392.CORE (2673).
Automated Account Access
Account information is available through our Automated Service Line 24 hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week by calling 800.392.CORE (2673) and selecting Option #2.
Online Account Access
Access to your Westcore account information and the ability to place transactions online is available night or day through Westcore’s Trans@ction Center.
Westcore No-Fee IRA
Westcore waives the annual IRA maintenance fee for IRAs or multiple IRAs under the same taxpayer identification number with balances totaling over $10,000. This allows you to put every dollar to work for your retirement.
You will receive quarterly statements from Westcore detailing all of your account activity.
Electronic Delivery Services
Westcore’s eDelivery service offers you the option to receive account statements, transaction confirmations, regulatory documents and tax statements electronically. Enjoy faster access to your Westcore information and be more environmentally friendly by signing up for eDelivery today.