485BPOS 1 leader485bxbrl.htm 485B GemCom, LLC

Securities Act File No. 333-131820

ICA No. 811- 21853


As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 24, 2012


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549


FORM N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933   [   ]


 Pre-Effective Amendment No.    ____ [   ]


 Post-Effective Amendment No.   _69 [X]


and/or


REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940  [   ]


Amendment No.                             70                                            [X]

(Check Appropriate Box or Boxes)


Northern Lights Variable Trust

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

17605 Wright Street

Omaha, NE 68130

Attention:  Michael Miola

 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)


(631) 470-2600

 (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

The Corporation Trust Company

Corporate Trust Center

1209 Orange Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)


With copies to:

JoAnn M. Strasser, Esq.

Thompson Hine LLP

41 South High Street, Suite 1700

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-469-3265 (phone)

513-241-4771 (fax)

James P. Ash, Esq.

Gemini Fund Services, LLC

450 Wireless Blvd.

Hauppauge, New York 11788

(631) 470-2619 (phone)

(631) 813-2884 (fax)


  Approximate Date of Proposed Public Offering


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.


This filing relates solely to the Leader Short-Term Bond Portfolio, a series of the Trust.

Signatures

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this registration statement under rule 485(b) under the Securities Act and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 69 to the Registration Statement on Form N-1A to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, duly authorized in the City of Hauppauge, State of New York on this 24th day of October, 2012.


NORTHERN LIGHTS VARIABLE TRUST

(Registrant)


/s/ Andrew Rogers

By: Andrew Rogers,

President and Principal Executive Officer


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.



Michael Miola*


Trustee & Chairman


October 24, 2012


John V. Palancia*


Trustee


October 24, 2012


Gary Lanzen*


Trustee


October 24, 2012

 

Anthony Hertl*


Trustee


October 24, 2012

 

Mark Taylor*


Trustee


October 24, 2012


/s/ Andrew Rogers

Andrew Rogers


President and Principal Executive Officer


October 24, 2012


Kevin Wolf*


Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer


October 24, 2012



By:                                     Date:

/s/ James Ash     

October 24, 2012

James Ash

*Attorney-in-Fact-Pursuant to Powers of Attorney previously filed on April 7, 2011 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement in Post-Effective Amendment No. 32, and hereby incorporated by reference.



EXHIBIT INDEX

 

 

 

 

Index No.

  

Description of Exhibit

 

 

EX-101.INS

  

XBRL Instance Document

 

 

EX-101.SCH

  

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

 

 

EX-101.DEF

  

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase

 

 

EX-101.LAB

  

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase

 

 

EX-101.PRE

  

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase