Logo: I would like a man (back or profile?) walking on water. I want the man to be gold and am not sure about the color of the water. The water should look like it has waves. Perhaps gold for the water also. "AugustCove Capital" might be a deep purple (eggplant/purple), perhaps beneath the logo (something that goes well with the gold).
Business Card: "AugustCove Capital" does not need to be part of the logo (just the man walking on water (embossed) because the company name will be included with the other information (all in eggplant/purple).
"AugustCove should stand out (perhaps embossed) with "Capital Management" slightly subdued.
Font and sizing: Not sure about this, looking for a simple, elegant, important and royal.
Look and feel: I want to have a very elegant and royal look and feel (Napoleon style). I think the business card will be a heavy linen and an egg-shell gray or off-white color.
Desired message to be conveyed with logo and business card: The logo should be abstract, like a piece of art where you have to look close to see what it really is (man walking on water). It should not be obvious. AugustCove is a different breed of hedge fund, investors will always be above water, above high water mark, man connects with human behavior and and water waves connect with market trends and human cycles of hope and fear. The business card should look esteemed and beautiful with beautiful vibrantly subdued colors that were aforementioned.