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 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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April 7, 2021 in Uncategorized

RiskApps annual report 2019

While 2019 news – wars, trade wars, natural disasters, man-made disasters, protests, climate change, climate change protests, Brexit and a new coronavirus originating in China – seemed always gloomy, the news about RiskApps* was distinctly positive. Indeed, our independent underwriting manual goes from strength to strength and we have made…
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April 7, 2021 in Uncategorized

Underwriting and calculators

On our travels we speak to a lot of people about underwriting manual developments. One topic which comes up time and again is calculators: great invention or the work of the devil? Some underwriting manuals have had simple calculators for many years, for example for pulmonary function tests, financial ratios…
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