When recently polled to give their wealth manager an exam score, U.S. high-net-worth investors levied a score of 72.7%, which would equate to a C- grade.

This score, according to the Capgemini, RBC Wealth Management United States Wealth Report, would likely result in dire consequences in most households with children. Yet at the same time, the same poll found net new money inflows -- which averaged $1.8 billion (or 1.7% of assets) across the industry in 2013 -- seem to affirm the health of global wealth managers.

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