Form S-6 FT 10540
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
For Registration Under the Securities Act of 1933 of Securities of Unit Investment Trusts Registered on Form N-8B-2
|A.||Exact Name of Trust:|
|B.||Name of Depositor:|
FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P.
|C.||Complete Address of Depositor's Principal Executive Offices:|
120 East Liberty Drive
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
|D.||Name and Complete Address of Agents for Service:|
|FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P.||CHAPMAN AND CUTLER LLP|
|Attention: James A. Bowen||Attention: Eric F. Fess|
|Suite 400||320 South Canal Street|
|120 East Liberty Drive||27th Floor|
|Wheaton, Illinois 60187||Chicago, Illinois 60606|
|E.||Title and Amount of Securities Being Registered:|
An indefinite number of Units pursuant to Rule 24f-2 promulgated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
|F.||Approximate Date of Proposed Sale to the Public:|
_____Check if it is proposed that this filing will become effective on _____ at ____ p.m. pursuant to Rule 487.
The registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.
Preliminary Prospectus Dated December 5, 2022
The final Prospectus for one or more prior Series of the Fund, as referenced below, are hereby used as a preliminary Prospectus for the above stated Series. The structure, investment objective, security selection process, Portfolio composition and risk considerations for each Series, as described in the referenced final Prospectus or Prospectuses, will be substantially the same as, and will not materially differ from, that of the final Prospectus for this Series. Information with respect to pricing, the number of Units, dates and summary information regarding the characteristics of securities to be deposited in this Series is not now available and will be different since each Series has a unique Portfolio. Accordingly the information contained herein with regard to the previous Series should be considered as being included for informational purposes only. Ratings, if any, of the securities in this Series are expected to be comparable to those of the securities deposited in the previous Series.
A registration statement relating to the units of this Series will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. Information contained herein is subject to completion or amendment. Such Units may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This Prospectus shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the Units in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. (Incorporated herein by reference are the final prospectuses for FT 9825 (Registration No. 333-260809) as filed January 7, 2022 and FT 10370 (Registration No. 333-267289) as filed November 9, 2022 which shall be used as the preliminary Prospectus for the current series of the Fund.)
CONTENTS OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT
|ITEM A||Bonding Arrangements of Depositor:|
First Trust Portfolios L.P. is covered by a Broker's Fidelity Bond, in the total amount of $2,000,000, the insurer being National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh.
|ITEM B||This Registration Statement on Form S-6 comprises the following papers and documents:|
The facing sheet
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant, FT 10540 has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Wheaton and State of Illinois on December 5, 2022.
By: FIRST TRUST PORTFOLIOS L.P.
By: /s/ Elizabeth H. Bull
Senior Vice President
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following person in the capacity and on the date indicated:
|James A. Bowen||Director of The Charger Corporation, the General Partner of First Trust Portfolios L.P., and Chief Executive Officer of First Trust Portfolios L.P.||)|
)By: /s/ Elizabeth H. Bull
) December 5, 2022
|James M. Dykas||Chief Financial Officer of First Trust Portfolios L.P.||)|
|Christina Knierim||Controller of First Trust Portfolios L.P.||)|
|*||The title of the person named herein represents his or her capacity in and relationship to First Trust Portfolios L.P., the Depositor.|
|**||Executed copies of the related powers of attorney were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 of FT 10131 (File No. 333-264568) and the same is hereby incorporated herein by this reference.|
CONSENT OF COUNSEL
The consent of counsel to the use of its name in the Prospectus included in this Registration Statement will be contained in its respective opinion to be filed as Exhibits 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 of the Registration Statement.
CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
The consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP to the use of its name in the Prospectus included in the Registration Statement will be filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Registration Statement.
|1.1||Standard Terms and Conditions of Trust for FT 10292 and certain subsequent Series, effective September 7, 2022 among First Trust Portfolios L.P., as Depositor, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee and First Trust Advisors L.P., as Portfolio Supervisor (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-266325] filed on behalf of FT 10292).|
|1.1.1*||Trust Agreement for FT 10540 among First Trust Portfolios L.P., as Depositor, The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, First Trust Advisors L.P., as Portfolio Supervisor.|
|1.2||Certificate of Limited Partnership of Nike Securities, L.P., predecessor of First Trust Portfolios L.P. (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-230481] filed on behalf of FT 8001).|
|1.3||Amended and Restated Limited Partnership Agreement of Nike Securities, L.P., predecessor of First Trust Portfolios L.P. (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-230481] filed on behalf of FT 8001).|
|1.4||Articles of Incorporation of Nike Securities Corporation, predecessor to The Charger Corporation, the general partner of First Trust Portfolios L.P., Depositor (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-230481] filed on behalf of FT 8001).|
|1.5||By-Laws of The Charger Corporation, the general partner of First Trust Portfolios L.P., Depositor (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 2 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-169625] filed on behalf of FT 2669).|
|1.7||Fund of Funds Agreements (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-261661] filed on behalf of FT 9909, Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-261297] filed on behalf of FT 9857, Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-262164] filed on behalf of FT 9948, Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-262344] filed on behalf of FT 9965 and Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-263845] filed on behalf of FT 10083).|
|2.2||Code of Ethics (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-224320] filed on behalf of FT 7359).|
|3.1*||Opinion of counsel as to legality of securities being registered.|
|3.2*||Opinion of counsel as to Federal income tax status of securities being registered.|
|3.3*||Opinion of counsel as to New York (city and state) tax status of securities being registered.|
|4.1*||Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.|
|6.1||List of Principal Officers of the Depositor (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-236093] filed on behalf of FT 8556).|
|7.1||Powers of Attorney executed by the Officers listed on page S-3 of this Registration Statement (incorporated by reference to Amendment No. 1 to Form S-6 [File No. 333-264568] filed on behalf of FT 10131).|
* To be filed by amendment.
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