Erik Bloomquist

Erik Bloomquist has covered global tobacco for nearly 15 years and global consumer staples for almost 20 years. He consistently attained top rankings in various surveys, including the European Extel and Institutional Investor All-Europe surveys at J.P. Morgan and Berenberg. While leading the tobacco team at J.P. Morgan, he was the first to cover tobacco as a global sector, which has now become the preferred approach. As a result, he uniquely was concurrently top-ranked for tobacco in the European, U.S. and Japanese Institutional Investor surveys. His particular interests include tobacco harm reduction/reduced-risk products, regulation and the Japanese tobacco market. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Arts from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.