Gagnon Investment Associates LLC is a long/short equity hedge fund that focuses primarily on companies with small to mid-sized market capitalizations based in North America. The Fund is managed by Neil Gagnon, whose stock selection expertise has been built by over 40 years of investing experience. In managing the Fund, some of the characteristics he seeks to identify when investing on the long side are under-followed companies with sustainable long-term high growth prospects, seasoned managements, high quality assets, proprietary technology, high insider ownership and strong balance sheets. On the short side of the portfolio, he seeks the opposite type of characteristics, such as high use of leverage, inflated expectations, declining ROIC and deteriorating market positioning. A significant portion of the Fund is Partner capital, aligning management and investor interests.