Final Notice

On , the Financial Conduct Authority issued a Final Notice to Notion Capital Managers LLP


Dated: 20 January 2017


For the reasons set out in this Final Notice, the Authority hereby takes the
following action against NCML.

The Authority gave NCML the Decision Notice which notified it that for the reasons
given below and pursuant to section 55J of the Act, the Authority had decided to
cancel the permission granted to NCML under the Act.

NCML has not referred the matter to the Tribunal within 28 days of the date on
which the Decision Notice was given to it.

Accordingly, the Authority has today cancelled NCML’s Part 4A permission.


The definitions below are also used in this Final Notice:

“the Act” means the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;

“the Authority” means the Financial Conduct Authority;

“the Decision Notice” means the Decision Notice issued to NCML dated 12
December 2016;

“NCML” means Notion Capital Managers LLP;

“NCML’s permission” means the permission granted by the Authority to NCML
pursuant to Part 4A of the Act;

“the Return” means the FSA003 (Capital Adequacy) return for the period ended
31 March 2016, which NCML was due to submit to the Authority by 13 May 2016;

“the suitability Threshold Condition” means the threshold condition stated in
Paragraph 2E of Schedule 6 to the Act;

“the Tribunal” means the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber); and

“the Warning Notice” means the Warning Notice issued to NCML dated 7
November 2016.


On the basis of the facts and matters and conclusions described in the Warning
Notice and in the Decision Notice, it appears to the Authority that NCML is failing
to satisfy the suitability Threshold Condition, in that the Authority is not satisfied
that NCML is a fit and proper person having regard to all the circumstances,
including whether NCML managed its business in such a way as to ensure that its
affairs are conducted in a sound and prudent manner.

This is because NCML has failed to comply with the regulatory requirement to
submit the Return. NCML has not been open and co-operative in all its dealings
with the Authority, in that it has failed to respond adequately to the Authority's
repeated requests for it to submit the Return, and has thereby failed to comply
with Principle 11 (Relations with regulators) of the Authority’s Principles for
Businesses, in that NCML has not demonstrated that it is ready, willing and
organised to comply with the requirements and standards under the regulatory

These failures, which are significant in the context of NCML’s suitability, lead the
Authority to conclude that NCML has failed to manage its business in such a way
as to ensure that its affairs are conducted in a sound and prudent manner, that it
is not a fit and proper person, and that it is therefore failing to satisfy the
Threshold Conditions in relation to the regulated activities for which NCML has
had a permission.


The decision which gave rise to the obligation to give this Final Notice was made

by the Regulatory Decisions Committee.


This Final Notice is given to NCML in accordance with section 390(1) of the Act.

The Authority must publish such information about the matter to which this Final

Notice relates as the Authority considers appropriate. The information may be

published in such manner as the Authority considers appropriate. However, the

Authority may not publish information if such publication would, in the opinion of

the Authority, be unfair to NCML or prejudicial to the interests of consumers.

The Authority intends to publish such information about the matter to which this

Final Notice relates as it considers appropriate.

For more information concerning this matter generally, NCML should contact Prea

Deans at the Authority (direct line: 0207 066 2272).

John Kirby
Enforcement and Market Oversight Division


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