There are few conferences which focus only on target-date funds (TDF) or TDF strategies. The Custom Target-Date Strategies Summit takes place in Chicago and New York this September. The focused meetings run from 8am-10am, with a networking breakfast to commence, followed by a presentation on ‘Addressing the Shortcomings of Traditional Target-Date Funds’ and a concluding interactive discussion on the topic of ‘Evolving Target-Date Funds through Underlying Investment Changes’. The expert-led sessions will further consider fiduciary and operational concerns that may develop, hiring, trends in CTD asset allocation and participant experience. Speakers confirmed at the Chicago conference include Sarah Cantu, Benefits Manager of Grant Thornton LLP, Robert Capone, Managing Director of AQR Capital Management and Julie Stapel, Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.