Practical Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) – making it work for members

This webinar will be hosted by two speakers from WTW’s CDC team, Edd Collins, Senior Director and Shriti Jadav, Director. The session will be introduced jointly by Sanjay Gupta (WTW) and Maggie Rodger (AMNT) and will cover the following topics:

  • What is CDC – a recap
  • How would a CDC scheme fare in the current market conditions?
  • What could different versions of CDC look like in practice and why might they each be attractive?

If you have any specific questions you’d like to ask the speakers, then please submit them in advance when registering.



Tuesday 01st November 2022 from 12:30 pm until 1:15 pm


Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

Senior Director

I am Scheme Actuary to five schemes ranging from £150 million to over £1 billion, and also advise a small number of scheme sponsors. I particularly enjoy establishing strong relationships with my clients.

I have been working closely with my clients to help them through these challenging financial conditions.  Understanding the impact on the scheme sponsor is a key part of this and I have been working closely with trustees to understand the relationship between funding and the strength of employer covenant, particularly where there is an overseas parent.

Recent projects have also included understanding the implications of closure to future accrual, robust funding discussions with employers through to designing “journey plans” to improve the longer term security of members’ benefits (including considering de-risking and liability management solutions).

I hold various leadership roles with Willis Towers Watson including leading our Trustee Consulting issues team, and am therefore well linked-in with WTW experts on all matters affecting trustee clients.  I also represent WTW on Council for The Society of Pensions Professionals (SPP), a broad based industry group.

Edd collins

Edd Collins

Senior Director

Edd is a Senior Director within WTW’s Retirement team.  Edd is a member of the Retirement Client Leadership Group at WTW, which is responsible for developing the ideas and propositions WTW’s consultants take to their pension clients.  As part of this role, Edd has responsibility for developing WTW’s thinking on CDC and is a member of WTW’s specialist CDC pensions team.

Shriti Jadav

Shriti Jadav


Shriti is a Director within WTW’s Retirement team and part of WTW’s specialist CDC pensions team with practical experience of CDC, and CDC thought leadership. She is a regular speaker at industry events and is also a member of the IFoA’s CDC Working Party.

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