Professional Advisor Spotlight

One of the greatest resources someone can have when it comes to charitable giving is a professional advisor. Whether it be an accountant, estate and tax attorney or financial planner, these professionals help clients achieve their financial goals.

We're lucky enough to partner with some of the best advisors to help their clients achieve their philanthropic goals as well, with the added benefit that financial goals play a key role in this planning. Here's one great professional advisor we have worked with that we'd like you to learn more about.

Daniel Trost, CFP®, CWS®
Financial Advisor - Trost Wealth Management, a service of D.A. Davidson & Co.

Daniel Trost is a financial advisor in Helena with D.A. Davidson & Co., a financial services firm headquartered in Great Falls, Montana.  Dan is a native Montanan, born in Bozeman and raised in Great Falls.   Back in Bozeman for college, Dan earned a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Montana State University.  He also holds a graduate degree in Banking earned at Georgetown University, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and a Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®) designation from Cannon Financial Institute. 

Dan has been in the financial services industry for 18 years and is in his tenth year with D.A. Davidson & Co.  Dan and his team work hard to help clients define and meet their financial goals.  Their mission is twofold: first, to build trust and develop strong working relationships by providing exceptional service, and second, to achieve positive results through thoughtful planning and a disciplined investment process.  Backed by the resources of D.A. Davidson Companies, Trost Wealth Management provides the following services:

  • asset allocation and investment management,
  • retirement planning,
  • insurance analysis,
  • estate and wealth transfer planning,
  • help with banking issues,
  • charitable giving,
  • tax planning, and
  • investment policy consulting.

Dan spends his spare time with his wife Cassie, and three sons: Lucas (7), Aaron (6) and Isaiah (1).  There are so many amazing recreational opportunities in Montana, and if the Trost family isn’t home you’ll likely find them hiking, mountain biking, skiing, or paddle boarding somewhere nearby. 

Dan was recently appointed to the Board of the Montana Teachers Retirement System, which is tasked with ensuring the long-term viability of that defined-benefit program.  He’s also happy to continue to serve on the finance committee of United Way of the Lewis & Clark Area, an organization doing so much good in the Helena community.  Finally, Dan is proud to be a member of D.A. Davidson & Co.’s Chairman’s Council, which recognizes top financial advisors for their client-first focus and involves them in the direction and philosophy of the firm. 

Contact Information:

  • D.A. Davidson & Co.
    40 West 14th Street
    Helena, MT 59601
    (406) 442-9600

DisclaimerD.A. Davidson & Co., its employees, and financial advisors cannot prepare legal or tax related documents. Please consult an estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

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