Sue Spellman

CFP® Certificant


Senior Vice President
Carter Financial Management

sspellman@carterwealth.com

The focus of Sue’s financial planning practice has been to become a trusted advisor for her clients. With expertise in the areas of securities research, portfolio management and asset allocation, she listens to her clients’ concerns and ensures their planning needs are addressed. Her clients include attorneys, physicians and corporate executives and their families.

Sue has been named one of “The Best Financial Planners in Dallas” by D Magazine1 and is a member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Financial Planning Association. She has been quoted in Scott Burns, a national financial columnist, and has spoken to women’s organizations seeking investment guidance and help.

Prior to joining CFM, Sue was a vice president in the Private Client Group of Southwest Securities, a regional NYSE member firm. Before joining Southwest Securities, she was the registered principal of Spellman Capital Corporation, a boutique FINRA broker dealer and registered investment advisory firm she founded in 1982. In 2003 Spellman Capital and its clients joined Southwest Securities.

Sue is a graduate of Newcomb College Tulane University and also studied finance at the University of Texas at Austin. Her philanthropic and volunteer work includes the Dallas Women’s Foundation Finance Committee, San Antonio Area Foundation, Leadership Texas Class of 2013, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Additionally, she teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to new immigrants through North Dallas Shared Ministries.

Sue and her husband, Paul, have two grown daughters and live in Dallas.

1 D Magazine asks every wealth management firm and team in the Dallas-Fort Worth chapters of the Financial Planning Association® and the Investment Management Consultants Association® to tell them about their practice. The final list is selected based on these criteria: top firms or teams must have total assets under management for individual clients of at least $100 million; a 95 percent client retention rate in the last two years; no current disciplinary action; and at least five years of experience. They must also be a fiduciary for their clients, and their compensation model cannot be commission-based. A panel of esteemed local wealth managers reviews the final list. Neither the firms nor their employees pay a fee to D Magazine in exchange for inclusion in the list. Inclusion on the list is no guarantee as to future investment success. Raymond James is not affiliated with D Magazine. The inclusion of a financial advisor or practice on the list should not be construed as an endorsement of the financial advisory practice by D Magazine.

D Magazine Top Wealth Managers in Dallas
D Magazine asks every wealth management firm and team in the Dallas-Fort Worth chapters of the Financial Planning Association:registered: and the Investment Management Consultants Association:registered: to tell them about their practice. The Top Wealth Planners program relies upon self-nominations from wealth planning groups. The final list was selected based on these criteria: top firms or teams must have total assets under management for individual clients of at least $50 million; average assets under management per client of at least $750,000; a 93 percent client retention rate over the last two years; no current disciplinary action; and at least five years of experience. They must also hold themselves out as a fiduciary for their clients. A panel of esteemed local wealth managers reviewed the final list. Neither the firms nor their employees pay a fee to D Magazine in exchange for inclusion in the list. Inclusion on the list is no guarantee as to future investment success. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement of the financial advisory practice by D Magazine and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Raymond James is not affiliated with D Magazine.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.