Following the recent news of the departure of Vincent Devlin, manager of the BlackRock Continental European fund, we have taken the decision to remove the fund from our Academy of Funds. Mr Devlin and his colleague, Zehrid Osmani, were two senior members of BlackRock's European Equity team, and managers of whom we had high opinions. We wish them good fortune and we will review the fund once the new manager, Stefan Gries, has had time to settle into his role.