Erik Bloomquist

Erik Bloomquist has covered global tobacco for more than 10 years and global consumer staples for more than 15 years.

He consistently attained top rankings in various surveys, including the European Extel and Institutional Investor All-Europe surveys. 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 standard approach. As a result, he uniquely was concurrently top ranked for tobacco in the European, U.S. and Japanese Institutional Investor surveys.

Bloomquist is especially interested in regulation, tobacco harm reduction/ reduced-risk products and the Japanese tobacco market. He holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.