Swift is to take over responsibility for the Advanced Messaging Hub interface product currently managed by Arkelis, the software and services subsidiary it set up following the acquisition of the software from SunGard in 2010.

In a statement that raises questions about the future of Arkelis as a standalone unit, Swift confirmed that, “responsibilities for product development, sales, support, marketing and professional services for the AMH product, previously provisioned by Arkelis (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swift) will now be functionally transferred to Swift”.

AMH is described as “the strategic high-end interface product within the Swift interface product portfolio” It is to be rebranded as the Alliance Messaging Hub.

Arkelis was formed two years ago when Swift acquired what was then called the Ambit Messaging Hub from SunGard, along with the staff and management of the unit, headed by chief executive Hans Cobben.

AMH is aimed at high volume customers, and “plays a major role” in Swift’s 2015 strategy according to the Arkelis website, which does not mention the move of the product into Swift”.

In the statement Swift says that “AMH customers will now be able to benefit from the direct engagement and operational excellence processes of the Swift company for their operational contacts and for the further product evolution”.

A Swift spokesman confirmed the change of responsibility but had not responded to questions at the time of publication.

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