Murex documentation

This very topic is the reason why I started this blog.

Asking for Murex documentation is maybe the number one request, coming from consultants, customers or even internally.

Don’t be fooled, while Murex is a great system it is also complex. The system has loads of configuration options to cater for the numerous market conventions found across the globe. Luckily, as part of the project process, most configurations are already preset or adjusted to answer the requirements.

So let’s address this question that I’ve heard so many times: Can you send me Murex documentation? Or in shortened form: mx doc? k thx bi.

All customers or people in contract with Murex, can access Murex documentation. It is deployed similarly to the application and if properly setup can be accessed with F1 while logged in. It happens sometimes that you’ll have a shortcut on your desk to open it.

The Murex documentation is within a proprietary system and is strongly protected. Don’t expect to print it all out! Most of the time, the documentation is read on the screen with no other support. You have categories, search functions. With a little bit of effort, you should be able to find the information you need.

If the documentation made massive progress over the years and often encompass a lot of information, new or little used functionalities are sometimes undocumented… What to do then?

Ask your preferred Murex contact! He will try to source the information and deliver it to you.

If you do not work for a customer, integrator or Murex directly, then you simply cannot access any Murex documentation. Murex is very protective of its IP and it applies to documentation as well.

To summarize:

“- Hi, Hi need Murex doc asap!

– Press F1 (smart ass reply, often adapted to the question above)”


“- Hi, I can’t find a doc about defining a 4 dimension GMP structure. Can you help?

– Let me come back to you” (and you’ll get the info, example or apologies if this is not possible)


5 thoughts on “Murex documentation”

  1. Hello Manu, I’m Matteo, 26-years-old from Italy.
    I recently got a degree in Finance and I would like to combine my passion with my previous experience in Information technology. I would like to find a job as a Murex consultant, but all the documentation I’ve found up to now is outdated or “too simple”. Could you please help me with a more detaled documentatio? What I’m interested in are the modules for Sales&Trading, Enterprise Finance and Treasury. Could you please help me?

    Thank you so much
    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Matteo,

      First of all, congrats for your degree in Finance! Well, there is not much in terms of documentation that is available to anyone. The main reason is that the Murex software is not available to the public (or even easy to install on a laptop, you can but well…). So if you were by some means to get your hands on documentation you would quickly get frustrated by missing an environment to play with your newly acquired knowledge.
      Your best bet is to find a job (permanent/contractor) with a company (consulting, bank, hedge fund, software developer) who will develop your knowledge on a trading platform. You have the required studies, you’re young and seem motivated, that’s already a good start!

      Good luck!

  2. Hi Manu,

    Hope that you are keeping well.
    My name is DJ, 30 years old.

    I am a software engineer by profession and I have hands on experience on Oracle, Java and Unix.
    My company imparted me training on Mx3.1 so technically speaking I am a fresher in Murex.
    But whatever Mx trainer taught me I know it and worked on MX3.1 platform over training period

    I am learning Finance through CFA Course too.

    In order to get an opportunity to work in Murex Project there is no consideration for freshers in this.
    Unless I work in Murex project I don’t get experience.

    How should I break this cycle and get an opportunity to work in Murex Project?


    1. Hi DJ,
      3 options:
      – Get a job from Murex directly. Not easy and maybe not what you want if you prefer to be on the customer side so let’s move to the other 2 options.
      – Get a job at a customer implementing Murex and you will get Murex experience that way. Agreed this is not easy again as you need to bring something else than Murex experience so they will take you
      – Get a job in a consulting firm such as Accenture, Capco, Excelian, etc… They will make sure you do get training and will learn about Murex.

      If you wish to stay in your company and that company wants to build a Murex expertise, it would need to recruit Murex experts who will be able to bring their knowledge of the platform and of projects.

      Good luck!

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