CPPIB, Omers and OTPP are busy hiring in the region for investment talent in credit, real assets and particularly equities. Omers is also planning to add office space in Singapore.
Institutional flows into Chinese equities have been rising since early last year despite high technology valuations, US restrictions and Beijing's growing scrutiny of internet firms.
Some estimates put potential US redemptions from investments in Chinese equities at up to $400 billion if the Biden administration were to ramp up legal sanctions.
Last year's events forced the sovereign wealth fund to take a short-term view on risks despite its long-term mandate.
The new recruit at the UK asset management unit of Canada’s Great-West Life expects Southeast Asian stocks to catch up with their North Asian peers soon enough.
For the Year of the Ox, AsianInvestor offers predictions on some key market developments. Today: Will emerging market equities outperform developed market equities?