As I said earlier, my esthetic is very clean and contemporary.
My color preferences are brown, blue and silver - all can be light and/or dark.
I like the use of white text with a dark background.
No black backgrounds please.
Would also prefer to have the company name in the logo.
And last but not least...I HATE all the tacky imagery that often comes with a financial serves co. ie. a globe, dollar bills, stock pages, compass etc.
Ideas for logos could revolve around the elimination of risk, going through a process and/or taking action.
I think you catch my drift.
Thanks in advance for your effort and I look forward to viewing the results.
Feel free to contact me for any further information. firstname.lastname@example.org