Credit Suisse Group AG CSGKF has hired BlackRock Inc to help sell a portfolio of structured bonds for the Swiss bank, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.
BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory group has been selling off securities over the last two weeks, including pieces of collateralized loan obligations, commercial mortgage bonds and niche asset-backed debt, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
BlackRock and Credit Suisse declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.
The move comes after the Swiss lender was acquired by UBS Group AG in a state-brokered deal.
Earlier this month, U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) retained BlackRock’s unit to sell the securities portfolios it kept in receivership after the collapse of Signature Bank and Silicon Valley Bank.
In March, law firm Pallas Partners told Reuters that they along with a Swiss council were working on possible legal action on behalf of some Credit Suisse AT1 bond investors whose holdings were wiped out following the bank’s takeover.