Research Data Group, Inc. (RDG) was founded as a division of Research Magazine in 1985.
Based in San Francisco, RDG was originally named STAR Services, which was the data-division of Research Magazine. RDG took its name and became an independent entity in 1998 when Research Magazine was sold. RDG continued to help public companies fulfill the SEC requirement for a Total Return Performance Graph in DEF 14A filings. That rule was changed effective December 15, 2006, and the graph is now required in the 10-K / Annual Report to Shareholders.
The client base has grown over the years, and RDG has developed into the most trusted name and industry-leader in Performance Graph production, custom peer group calculation, analysis and consulting.
RDG now supports a client base of over 1,000 public companies and is the only provider of all licensed Major Market Index data from Dow Jones, Dow Jones US Total Stock Market, NASDAQ, Russell, S&P, as well as NYSE Amex and TSX.