SAN MATEO, CA, May 19, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — In its fifth year canvassing investors across the globe, the Franklin Templeton Global Investor Sentiment Survey polled over 11,500 investors in 23 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe. One of the broadest surveys of its kind, respondents shared their views and current attitudes toward investing and their expectations for 2015 and the decade ahead. “Many markets around the world have enjoyed strong performance over the past several years,” said Ed Perks, CIO of Franklin Equity Group. “Investors are optimistic, but that may not be based on a solid understanding of the markets’ performance. It’s more critical now than ever to really understand the underlying value of individual companies, industries and countries as we are likely to encounter some rough patches ahead.” Read more here.