Robert (Bob) Weir, FALU, FLMI, CLU, is currently AVP, Underwriting Research with Canada Life Reinsurance. Bob has experience working for direct writing and reinsurance companies in various capacities; including underwriting, management, and research development. He was Chief Underwriter for Manulife Financial US Division, Managing Senior Underwriting Director for John Hancock; and Chief Underwriter for Canada Life Reinsurance, where he was also the driving force in developing the CLEAR underwriting manual. Bob earned his FALU in 1990 “with distinction” as a result of his project paper “Seizures, Epilepsy and Underwriting.” This paper brought him to the attention of a certain Editor-in-Chief at On the Risk, which he joined as a Contributing Editor for three years. Subsequently, he joined the Academy of Life Underwriting where he served on the Curriculum Committee. Later, Bob would return for three years on the ALU Board. Incidentally, that project paper also brought him to the attention of the Epilepsy Association of Metro Toronto where he served on the Board of Directors, and as President.
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