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.
The likes of CIC, GIC and Temasek are making smaller investments as they have had to become more creative in their asset sourcing, says consultancy Global SWF.
For the Canadian pension fund, Covid-19 has underlined the value of tie-ups with local and global institutions, and of its long-standing focus on renewable energy.
The country is letting its annuities retirement funds invest more capital into onshore equities and, for the first time, Hong Kong assets.
The big Canadian pension fund sees promise in the increasingly favoured region, while its even larger peer CPPIB has just agreed a new logistics tie-up in Indonesia.
China's healthy economy and expanding equities market is drawing more eyes from across the world. Australian superannuation funds, in particular, are looking to invest more.