485BPOS 1 mergervl-485b_xbrl.htm POST EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT (EXHIBIT FILING) - XBRL Unassociated Document

 
As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 22, 2013
File No. 333-102461
File No. 811-21279



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC  20549

FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933  [x]

Pre-Effective Amendment No.  [  ]

Post-Effective Amendment No. 18  [x]

and

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940  [x]

Amendment No. 19  [x]

THE MERGER FUND VL
________________________________________________________________________________
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

100 Summit Lake Drive
Valhalla, New York 10595

_________________________________________________________________________________
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including Area Code:  (914) 741-5600
     
Roy D. Behren and Michael T. Shannon
 Copy to:
Jeremy C. Smith
THE MERGER FUND VL
 
Ropes & Gray LLP
100 Summit Lake Drive
 
1211 Avenue of the Americas
Valhalla, New York 10595
 
New York, New York 10036
_________________________________________________________________________________
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):

[X]
Immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
[  ]
On (date) pursuant to paragraph (b)
[  ]
60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
[  ]
On (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
[  ]
75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)
[  ]
On (date) pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485
If appropriate, check the following box:

[  ]           This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.
 
Explanatory Note: This Post-Effective Amendment (“PEA”) No. 18 to the Fund’s Registration Statement on Form N-1A hereby incorporates Parts A, B and C from the Fund’s PEA No. 16 on Form N-1A filed on April 26, 2013.  This PEA No. 18 is filed for the sole purpose of submitting the XBRL exhibit for the risk/return summary first provided in PEA No. 16 to the Fund’s Registration Statement.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement under Rule 485(b) under the Act and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized, in the City of New York and State of New York, on the 22nd day of May, 2013.
 
 
THE MERGER FUND VL
 
     
  By:    /s/ Roy Behren  
 
          Roy Behren
 
 
          Co-President; Treasurer
 
     
  By:    /s/ Michael T. Shannon  
 
          Michael T. Shannon
 
 
          Co-President and Trustee
 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Act, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.

Signature
 
Title
Date
/s/ Roy Behren                                                      
Roy Behren
 
Co-President and Treasurer
May 22, 2013
 
/s/ Michael T. Shannon                                                     
Michael T. Shannon
 
 
Co-President and Trustee
May 22, 2013
 
/s/ James P. Logan, III*                                                      
James P. Logan, III
 
 
Trustee
May 22, 2013
 
/s/ Barry Hamerling*                                                      
Barry Hamerling
 
 
Trustee
May 22, 2013
* By:  /s/ Roy Behren                                                      
Roy Behren
Attorney-in-Fact**
   

**
Attorney-in-Fact pursuant to Power of Attorney previously filed with Registrant’s Post-Effective Amendment No. 16 to its Registration Statement on Form N-1A with the SEC on April 26, 2013, and is incorporated by reference.

 

 
 
 

 
 
EXHIBIT INDEX


Exhibit
Exhibit No.
 
Instance Document
EX-101.INS
Schema Document
EX-101.SCH
Calculation Linkbase Document
EX-101.CAL
Definition Linkbase Document
EX-101.DEF
Label Linkbase Document
EX-101.LAB
Presentation Linkbase Document
EX-101.PRE