Franklin Templeton Investments' survey showed that most respondents said that equities will be the riskiest asset class this year. 35% of respondents have seen equities as the riskiest asset class, followed by the euro (34%) and non-metal commodities (32%).
On the other hand, 59% of respondents said that stocks would be the most lucrative investment this year, followed by real estate (55&) and precious metals (39%).
32% of respondents said that they plan to increase their exposure to stocks in 2015, while 14% of respondents plan to reduce it.
38% of respondents were concerned over the global economy, followed by concerns over government fiscal policy and the debt crisis in the Eurozone (both 32%).
Franklin Templeton Investments interviewed over 11,500 investors in 23 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe.