Goodman Brown Financial Ltd.

Benefit from the continuity only independent advisors can provide

Whether you choose to work with Astrid or Michael as your primary advisor, you will be working with a member of the local community, and we can promise your advisor will be here next week, next month and for years to come. We believe that continuity of advice and service is important as you travel life's journey. We are also involved in our communities, through volunteer work and industry associations - just like many of our clients.

Astrid Goodman, BBA, CFP, CIM, FCSI, CLU
Financial Planner / Owner
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Astrid is co-founder of Goodman Brown Financial Ltd., a firm of independent financial planners providing professional advice and investment solutions.
Sophisticated investment advice, combined with solid, written financial plans and sound risk management advice, Astrid offers clients a complete package under one roof.
She has a strong ability to elicit and respond to client needs and is known for her collaborative approach. Astrid has been researching, designing and implementing customized investment portfolios and financial plans for individuals, families, small business owners, and professionals for two decades.
Her ability to use practical, detailed and straightforward approaches to problem solving has resulted in long term benefits for her professional and business clients alike.
Astrid is an active member of the Niagara Estate Planning Council and a member of the Academy of Fellows — Canadian Securities Institute. She is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners, and an Associate Member of the Toronto CFA Society.
Astrid graduated from Brock University in St. Catharines in 1991, with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in economics, finance and accounting.
Astrid also holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations.
She has worked in the financial services industry since 1993.
Astrid would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call one of the numbers below, or e-mail her at

2 Pelham Town Square, Suite 101
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0
Main | 905-892-2586
Fax | 1-877-843-6640
Toll-Free | 1-877-892-2254

Michael Brown, CFP, CLU, CIM
Financial Planner / Owner
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Michael's passion is for keeping things simple, on the belief that the best solution to any problem is the one that achieves the desired results with the least amount of complexity.
Michael has developed expertise in assisting clients who are leaving pension plans, either through retirement or career changes, and keeps current with the ever-changing rules governing pensions in Ontario.
Although he has achieved two of the highest designations in the industry, Michael's strength is in the depth of his practical knowledge, hard earned during two decades in the financial advice business and nearly two decades in the news media, mostly in management roles.
Clients appreciate his pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to financial planning, and describe Michael as "easy to talk to." Many times clients have walked away from meetings with a new understanding of their financial situation as a result of Michael's clear way of communicating.
His commitment to putting clients' interests first is matched only by his drive to stay up-to-date with the latest legislation, strategies and products that will serve them.
He earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 2005 and, after several years of study, he successfully completed a tax- and estate-planning designation, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) in 2012. The CLU is particularly beneficial as Michael works with business owners and their families to structure their affairs for tax efficiency and succession considerations.
In 2022, Michael completed the coursework and earned the prestigious Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation.
When not working, he enjoys gardening, growing vegetables, and trying to win arguments with his Airedale Terrier, Marshall.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls Sunrise, and was honoured to be elected as the club's President for the 2012-13 Rotary year. For three years ending July 1, 2017, he was Assistant Governor for Area 8 of Rotary District 7090.
To get in touch, please call one of the numbers below, or email

2 Pelham Town Square, Suite 101
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0
Main | 905-892-2586
Fax | 1-877-843-6640
Toll-Free | 1-877-892-2254
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Mutual funds are distributed through PEAK Investment Services. They may result in commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and other fees. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance is not indicative of their future performance. The responsibility of PEAK Investment Services is limited to the products it distributes. For residents of Ontario only.