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Gary Bundock

Gary Bundock

Joined SelectX as a director in 2008. Many years’ experience in life and health underwriting at insurers and at reinsurers. Was overall project manager for Swiss Re’s underwriting manual and its evidence-based ratings programme before becoming a consultant in 2006.

Likes: Bringing projects in on time and on budget, buffalo wings

Dislikes: Sloppy underwriting, prevarication, hats

When not at work: On the golf course or in the kitchen cooking up a treat

Peter Maynard

Peter Maynard

One of the founders of SelectX. Long experience in life and disability underwriting; has also been involved in product development, market research and strategic planning. Was Head of Research at Swiss Re Life & Health before leaving in 1999 to set up his own strategic marketing and research consultancy.

Likes: Innovation, straight talking, hats

Dislikes: The status quo, Status Quo

When not at work: Maintaining and operating steam locomotives

Graham Spark

Graham Spark

Founder of MML Solutions. Marine engineer before moving into insurance focusing on business and IT strategy. Developed a consultancy working with global insurers on business process and strategic IT projects. Behind the development of many underwriting manuals including the first Web-based product.

Likes: Driving change, happy customers, cheese

Dislikes: Inefficiency, poor quality, grey sky

When not at work: Ocean sailing, golf or renovating an old property

Kevin White

Kevin White

Qualified software engineer with 20-plus years of experience, the majority of which has been gained in insurance. Responsible for the development, delivery and maintenance of several underwriting manual platforms.

Likes: Well-engineered solutions, AI, Marmite

Dislikes: Poor-quality coding, unnecessary complexity, salty popcorn (but sweet is fine)

When not at work: Cycling, gardening, attempting to play piano

April 6, 2023 in Uncategorized

RiskApps annual report 2022

RiskApps, our independent underwriting manual has continued to develop through 2021 and we have made a number of updates to both the content and functionality: Early in the year we released a number of updates to key medical topics such as multiple sclerosis and cannabis More recently we also updated…
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April 3, 2023 in Uncategorized

Announcing… exciting new features for RiskApps on-line underwriting manual

RiskApps is an online underwriting manual providing underwriters with rating guidelines for life, critical illness and disability covers. The only independent manual world-wide and produced by SelectX in partnership with software experts MML Solutions, it has rivalled the manuals historically produced by the major reinsurers in terms of scope, quality of…
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April 29, 2021 in Uncategorized

RiskApps annual report 2020

Our 2019 ‘annual report’ for RiskApps contained almost passing reference to “a new coronavirus originating in China.” Since then, COVID-19 has changed the lives of almost everyone. One of the most notable additions to the medical content of RiskApps, then, was a new topic called Coronavirus. And after the original…
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April 7, 2021 in Uncategorized

The underwriting manual of the future

With the advent of a new decade it is always interesting to look into the future. We turn our thoughts to the trends and issues that will influence the development of the underwriting manual of the future. Some of these trends might include: Greater complexity of rating tables and a…
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