Active Fund:
The fund manager makes specific investments with the goal of outperforming an investment benchmark index. Funds strategically aim to generate returns that beat the major market index over the long term.

Passive Fund:
The fund manager does not choose the investment funds, instead the funds are automatically selected to match an index or part of the market. Funds are strategically designed to generate returns that closely mirror the performance and risks of a major market index (such as the S&P 500) over the long term. 

Mutual Fund:
An investment fund in which your money is pooled with money from other investors, and a professional money manager buys and sells securities with this money with the aim of earning a profit for its investors. Mutual funds are available in tiers one, two, and four.

Expense Ratios:
Costs for operating expenses which include management fees of a mutual fund

“In-Kind” Transfer:
The same number of shares in your account just before the transfer will simply move to your new brokerage account on May 25. Your account balance will not have to be sold and then re-purchased, so your shares will not be subject to market volatility and you will not have to pay transaction fees that might otherwise apply.