Linton Yield Method

Definition of "Linton yield method"

Interest adjusted method that measures the cost of life insurance. Named for the late distinguished actuary M. Albert Linton. This method compares a whole life policy with a combination of a decreasing term policy and a side fund. The rate of return of the side fund is called the Linton Yield, in that it brings the side fund up to an amount equal to the cash value of the whole life policy after a specified period of time.

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