Broker Check

Financial Planning


VAL-Trust Financial Group, LLC is an independent financial services firm, serving clients in Dallas, Texas and surrounding communities. Our mission is to provide local families and businesses with innovative financial strategies, solutions and planning that can lead to financial clarity and security.

Dr. Carl Howe is an Investment Advisor Representative working with Brookstone Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. There are generally two ways of obtaining financial advice in the financial services industry. One way is by a registered representative or broker and the other is by an Investment Advisor. A registered investment advisor is held to a “fiduciary standard”, is fully transparent, required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and is legally bound and committed to working in their client’s best interests.


  • 54% of investors believed both stockbrokers and independent Registered Investment Advisors have a responsibility to act in their best interests.*
  • 74% of investors did not understand the different obligations required of investment advisors and stockbrokers. Unlike stockbrokers, investment advisors have an obligation to act in an investor’s best interests in all aspects of the financial relationship.*
  • 79% say they would be less likely to go to a brokerage firm for financial advice.*

We feel that information is power in today’s difficult financial world. We strive to focus on our client’s education over transactions. As an investment advisor representative, we operate under the requirements of a fiduciary using a fee-based structure compensated by the clients we represent. However, not all products are offered on a fee basis, so we also offer products as a registered representative when appropriate based on our clients’ needs. We feel this model helps ensure that our clients’ interests are our interests and we are able to serve a variety of needs.

We offer our prospective clients a complimentary, no obligation Risk Assessment, where we provide third-party analysis of their current investments, personalized income projections, and ideas for immediate implementation. We look forward to our initial visit and finding out how we can help you get one step closer to your financial goals.


*2006 U.S. Investor Perception Study. Commissioned by TD Ameritrade