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Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities

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The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States.

Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act.

Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the notices must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the Start Printed Page 22190offices of the Board of Governors not later than May 6, 2015.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Chapelle Davis, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30309:

1. The Desjardins Group and Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, both in Levis, Canada; to acquire up to 100 percent of the voting shares of Samson Capital Advisors LLC, New York, New York, and thereby engage in financial and investment advisory activities, pursuant to sections 225.28(b)(6)(i) and (b)(6)(iv); private placement services, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(7)(iii); and investment and trading activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(8)(ii)(C).

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 16, 2015.

Michael J. Lewandowski,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2015-09184 Filed 4-20-15; 08:45 am]