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A simple way to get an Excel spreadsheet to calculate APVs based on an inputted “y, l(y)” table

Here is a simple way to get an Excel spreadsheet to calculate five APVs based on an inputted “y, l(y)” table.  The five APVs are;

APV1

APV of an n-year temporary immediate life annuity, with a discount factor of v, of 1 per year payable once a year for (x)

APV2

APV of an n-year temporary life annuity due, with a discount factor of v, of 1 per year payable once a year for (x)

APV3

APV of an endowment insurance, with a discount factor of v, of 1, where the death benefit is payable at the end of the year of death for (x), provided this occurs within n years

APV4

APV of a death benefit, with a discount factor of v, of 1 payable at the end of the year of death for (x), provided this occurs within n years

APV5

APV of a pure endowment, with a discount factor of v, of 1 payable after n years as long as (x) is still alive then

Method;

COLUMN A

Put the heading, x, into cell A1

COLUMN B

Put the heading, n, into cell B1

COLUMN C

Put the heading, v, into cell C1

COLUMN D

Put the heading, y, into cell D1, and input the y values into cells D2 down to, and including, cell Dk

For example, say your table had the following y values: 80, 81, 82, 83 and 84.  Cell Dk would then be cell D6 i.e. k would equal 6.

COLUMN E

Put the heading, l(y), into cell E1, and input the l(y) values into cells E2 down to, and including, cell Ek

COLUMN F

Put the heading, r, into cell F1, and input the formula, =IF(AND(D2>=\$A\$2, D2<=\$A\$2+\$B\$2), D2-\$A\$2, “”) into cell F2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Fk

COLUMN G

Put the heading, v^r, into cell G1, and input the formula, =IF(F2<>””, \$C\$2^F2, “”) into cell G2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Gk

COLUMN H

Put the heading, x+r, into cell H1, and input the formula, =IF(F2<>””, D2, “”) into cell H2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Hk

COLUMN I

Put the heading, l(x+r), into cell I1, and input the formula, =IF(F2<>””, E2, “”) into cell I2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Ik

COLUMN J

Put the heading, v^rl(x+r), into cell J1, and input the formula, =IF(F2<>””, G2*I2, “”) into cell J2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Jk

COLUMN K

Put the heading, v^rl(x+r) for APV1 calc, into cell K1, and input the formula, =IF(AND(D2>=\$A\$2+1, D2<=\$A\$2+\$B\$2), J2,””) into cell K2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Kk

COLUMN L

Put the heading, v^rl(x+r) for APV2 calc, into cell L1, and input the formula, =IF(AND(D2>=\$A\$2, D2<=\$A\$2+\$B\$2-1), J2,””) into cell L2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Lk

COLUMN M

Put the heading, l(x), into cell M1, and input the formula, =IF(D2=\$A\$2, E2, “”) into cell M2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Mk

COLUMN N

Put the heading, v^nl(x+n), into cell N1, and input the formula, =IF(D2=\$A\$2+\$B\$2, J2, “”) into cell N2 and copy this formula down to, and including, cell Nk

COLUMN O

Put the heading, APV1, into cell O1, and input the formula, =SUM(K2:Kk)/SUM(M2:Mk) into cell O2

COLUMN P

Put the heading, APV2, into cell P1, and input the formula, =SUM(L2:Lk)/SUM(M2:Mk) into cell P2

COLUMN Q

Put the heading, APV3, into cell Q1, and input the formula, =1-(1-C2)*P2 into cell Q2

COLUMN R

Put the heading, APV4, into cell R1, and input the formula, =Q2-SUM(N2:Nk)/SUM(M2:Mk) into cell R2

COLUMN S

Put the heading, APV5, into cell S1, and input the formula, =Q2-R2 into cell S2

x, n and v are, of course, input by the user into cells A2, B2 and C2 respectively.

APV1 can, of course, be utilised for the answer to an n-year temporary curtate life expectancy for (x) if v is made equal to 1.

Richard Purvey October 2023.

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