Erik Bloomquist has covered and worked in global tobacco & nicotine for over 15 years and global consumer staples for over 20 years, including consulting for alternative nicotine delivery companies and investment managers. He is also the chair of the Technical Committee for the Tobacco Transformation Index and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
While working for J.P. Morgan and Berenberg, Bloomquist consistently attained top rankings in internal and external investor surveys, including the European Extel and Institutional Investor surveys and uniquely earned concurrent top ranks for tobacco in the European, U.S. and Japanese II surveys. At J.P. Morgan, he was the first to cover tobacco as a global sector, at one point covering firms from the U.S., U.K., Japan, Sweden and Brazil directly. He has been quoted in publications including The Economist, Financial Times, and Bloomberg and appeared in the BBC tobacco & reduced risk products (RRP) documentary, Burning Desire. He has presented or moderated the GTNF investor panel since its inception in 2008 and participated in numerous other conferences focused on tobacco or RRPs.
His interests include tobacco harm reduction, the implications and comparative effects of regulation, and the Japanese tobacco market. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Master of Arts degree focused on international political economy from the Henry M. Jackson School at the University of Washington.