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Valued at $60 billion, Switzerland-based Glencore is being scrutinized by investors and regulators as it moves forward with plans to gain listing on the U.S. Stock Exchange.

With $145 billion in 2010 revenues, trading powerhouse Glencore buys and sells much of the staples that end up on the world’s dinner tables and now has its eye on going public. How did it avoid scrutiny for so long? Read more»