I would like to purchase shares in a mutual fund that has closed itself to new investors. The account in which I would like to purchase the shares is in my current employer's retirement plan. I currently own shares in the fund in question in another (non-qualified) account. Does this ownership qualify me as a "current shareholder," allowing me to purchase the shares in my retirement account, or am I only able to purchase shares in the account that already holds the fund?
(As a note, I tried to make this purchase and it was rejected by my broker. I explained the situation to them and the response I got was, effectively, "Uh, I don't know. We'll find out and let you know." I haven't heard anything back, so I wanted to see if there was any kind of general rule in the industry)